Current and Future Worldwide Threats: Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, February 11, 2014   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is from the February 11, 2014 hearing on "Current and Future Worldwide Threats" held before the Senate Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of Carl Levin: "The committee meets this morning to hear testimony on current and future threats to U.S. national security. We welcome James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, and Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Gentlemen, thank you for coming today. Your testimony is especially important at a time of diverse and complex national security threats and an era of fiscal pressures. The Department of Defense faces difficult choices about how to allocate scarce resources in an environment of reduced budgets. Although the recently adopted budget agreement provides some relief, that relief is partial and temporary. Today's testimony will, I hope, help illuminate the dangers our nation faces and underscore the continuing urgency of reaching an agreement to fully and permanently deal with the threat of sequestration to our nation's interests. Perhaps foremost among the diverse challenges we face is our effort to prevent Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons. We look forward to updated information on the status of the Iranian nuclear program and the impact of the interim agreement reached by the P5[plus]1 powers late last year." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Carl Levin, James M. Inhofe, James R. Clapper, and Michael T. Flynn.

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S. Hrg. 113-571; Senate Hearing 113-571
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