Worldwide Threats, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, May 23, 2017 [open pdf - 962KB]
This testimony compilation is from the May 23, 2017 hearing, "Worldwide Threats" before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of Vincent R. Stewart: "Today, the United States faces an increasingly complex array of challenges to our national security. We are faced with the rise of foreign militaries with ever-improving capabilities, threats from cyberactors, highly adaptive terrorist organizations, aggressive nonstate actors, and hostile foreign intelligence services-capabilities and intentions that I will assess here in some detail. These challenges must be seen in the broader context of a highly connected and interdependent strategic environment, characterized by the emergence of new political, military, and economic centers and affected by technology and mass communication, mass migration, and urbanization. The threat environment also serves to highlight the critical need for us to operate in close collaboration with our Five Eyes partners, NATO, and other allies across the globe. This Statement for the Record is organized regionally, followed by transnational issues. Taken together, they reflect the diversity, scope, and complexity of today's challenges to our national security". Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel R. Coats and Vincent R. Stewart.
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