15 May '17, 9pm

The US Intelligence Community’s newest assessment of the #Jihad

The US Intelligence Community’s newest assessment of the #Jihad

On May 11, the new Director of National Intelligence, Daniel R. Coats, presented the US Intelligence Community’s (IC) “Worldwide Threat Assessment” to the Senate. Coats’ predecessor, James Clapper, explained during a hearing in Nov. 2016 that the IC collects and analyzes more intelligence on jihadist groups now than ever. The written analysis presented by Coats provides an update on how the IC views these same threat streams six months later. Everyone agrees that the Islamic State is losing territory, but the IC’s analysts warn that the group is likely capable of sustaining insurgencies in both Iraq and Syria. In fact, Baghdadi’s men are already conducting guerrilla warfare and launching spectacular terror attacks in their theaters of war on a regular basis. Meanwhile, Taliban-led insurgents are on the rise in Afghanistan. And while counterterrorism forces around the globe...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/05/the-us-int...

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