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Current and Projected National Security Threats to the United States, Hearing Before the Select Committee on Intelligence of the United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, Current and Projected National Security Threats to the United States, February 7, 2001   [open pdf - 6MB]

From the opening statement of Richard C. Shelby: "The purpose of the hearing, basically, is to provide a public forum for the discussion of national security threats by our nation's senior intelligence officials, and to provide a context for the Committee's annual review of the intelligence community's budget. We look forward today, Director Tenet, to hearing from our witnesses, you and others, on a number of issues, including the proliferation of ballistic missiles and other weapons of mass destruction; new and more threatening types of international terrorism; regional threats to U.S. interests; asymmetric threats designed to circumvent U.S. strengths and target our vulnerabilities; the evolving foreign counterintelligence threat; narcotics trafficking and international criminal organizations. We also hope to explore the challenges posed by, among others, the proliferation of encryption technology, the increasing sophistication of denial and deception techniques, the need to modernize and to recapitalize the National Security Agency, and other shortfalls in intelligence funding." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Thomas, Fingar, Richard C. Shelby, George J. Tenet, and Thomas R. Wilson.

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S. Hrg. 107-2; Senate Hearing 107-2
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Date:
2001
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Public Domain
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