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"Homegrown extremists remain the most frequent and unpredictable terrorist threat to the United States homeland", Coats, who oversees the nation's intelligence community, told the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Opposition forces are calling for the removal of President Nicolas Maduro, blaming him for an economic crisis that has saddled the oil-rich country with major shortages of food, medicine and other basic goods.
He said that while ISIS had lost territory in Iraq and Syria, the intelligence community has assessed its threat to the U.S. continues due to its ability to both direct and inspire attacks.
"There are plenty of weapons running around there and the risk is real, serious, and ultimately a threat to South and Central America".
Coats' comments are coming in his prepared remarks.
The country's GDP fell 0.9 percent previous year, driven by the crisis in its ally Venezuela.
"First, our adversaries are becoming bolder, more capable and more adept at using cyberspace to threaten our interests and shape real-world outcomes", said Coats.
On Iran, whose nuclear ambitions preoccupied Washington under President Barack Obama, Coats said the US sees Tehran maintaining last year's agreement that contains its program in exchange for sanctions relief.
Iran continues to boost the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria and act as the leading state sponsor of terrorism even as the nuclear deal temporarily limits the country's ability to build a nuclear weapon, according to a top intelligence chief.
"The intelligence community assesses that the political and security situation in Afghanistan will nearly certainly deteriorate through 2018, even with a modest increase in military assistance by the United States and its partners", he said.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-In a Senate hearing on world wide threats against the United States, Dan Coats, former In senator and now the Director of National Intelligence, testified Thursday morning that Russia, China, and possibly even North Korea could target the USA with cyber attacks. But he warned that "left unchecked, that stalemate will deteriorate in the favor of belligerence".
Stewart later said that Iran sees itself as the "dominant regional power", a position that might later put it in conflict with Russian Federation if their interest diverge from supporting Assad.
The assessment also concludes that Iran remains the "foremost state sponsor of terrorism".
"It views the deal as a means to remove sanctions while preserving some nuclear capabilities", Coats said.
The only advantage of iPhone 7 Plus here is the quad LED flash and the aperture size of F1.8 with a bit bigger camera sensor size. Samsung Official WebsiteA new report says Samsung may release the Galaxy Note 8 when Apple launches its iPhone 8.
He advocates a two-track policy of seeking dialogue with North Korea while maintaining pressure and sanctions to encourage change. Hong said in a televised address that he will accept the election result and be satisfied with restoring his party.
Rivers started his second straight after missing the series' first four games while being out with a strained left hamstring. Durant should be fully healthy from a strained left calf that sidelined him the first three games against the Trail Blazers.
And there's Erin Kuhl, an oncology nurse on 5 Center, who was nominated by the wife of a Hospice patient that sadly passed away. Because the job of a nurse is at a level that requires all of those things. "This can negatively effect wellness outcomes".
After Wednesday's test, USA media again speculated that the missile testing was probably connected to tensions with North Korea. Air Force Global Strike Command said data collected from test launches are used for "continuing force development evaluation".
Downpours that dumped up to a foot of rain in parts of the nation's midsection last weekend led to the sudden surge of water. At least 50 homes were destroyed or sustained major damage due to the flooding, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported .
In March, laptops were banned from the cabins of US -bound flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa. Lufthansa is also working on different scenarios regarding this ban, informed Helmut Tolksdorf, the spokesman.
The two sides didn't discuss whether the USA would join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Ross said. Coming a month after Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping met in Florida, it allowed China to depict Mr.
Reports from specialist defense media suggest that two other SEALs and one interpreter were injured in the incident. It goes on to say , "He was a devoted father and son, a true professional and a wonderful husband".
He has been quite transparent and upfront in the matter concerning his health", the minister said. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo , who presided at the meeting, apologized for Mr.
Rain moving in for part of the weekend
Daybreak low temperatures will be in the upper 40s to lower 50s, but temperatures will warm to around 80° in the afternoon. This weekend our focus is a coastal storm that will bring a round of moderate to heavy rain to western Mass.
Elections BC gearing up for eventful final count
While we wait for the absentee ballots to decide who wins this election, there is this sure thing: The Greens have three seats. This is another race that could well be determined by absentee votes, of which there were nearly 2,000 in 2013.
Huawei brings Honor 8 Lite to Asia
Unlike the original Honor 8, which featured a dual rear camera setup, Honor 8 Lite settles for a 12-megapixel shooter on the rear. The smartphone comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and 2.5D curved glass on top.
Budget not a down-payment on new border wall
John McCain, R-Ariz. "And many of us are going to be compelled to vote for it because we don't want to shut the government down". Democrats say the parity is still there, because the extra money for the defense budget comes temporarily from emergency funds.
Auburn athletic programs earn ideal April scores
New coach Cuonzo Martin's program remains hurt by the 851 April score for Frank Haith's final season in Columbia during 2013-14. Each of those teams was recognized last week with a national award for being in the top 10 percent of their respective sports.
Spurs overcome Leonard injury, Harden to beat Rockets in OT
The Spurs were able to squeeze pass the Rockets but it came at a cost as All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard injured his ankle. Due to the Rockets and Spurs losing significant pieces, the Warriors are most likely going to advance to the finals.
Minus Crosby, Penguins edge Capitals 3-2 to take 3-1 lead
Crosby sat out Pittsburgh's 3-2 victory in Game 4 of its Eastern Conference semifinal against Washington on Wednesday night. Niskanen received a five-minute major and a game misconduct after his stick caught his former teammate across the jaw.
Monitor: Turkish internet users unable to access Wikipedia
Wikipedia's editors, for their part, dealt with Saturday's ban just like you'd expect - they drafted an article about it . The government has in the past denied that it blocks the internet, blaming outages on spikes in usage after major events.
Tyson Fury: It would be so easy to beat Anthony Joshua
As part of his Instagram story, Joshua also showed off his wide selection of caps as well as him working in the gym. I was talking to him and I told him, "If you let me get through this round, I'm going fuck you up".
Crosby skates with team at Friday Penguins practice
Crosby missed 108 combined games between 2011-12 with injuries, and to expect him to come back for Game 5 may be optimistic. While Crosby appreciates the concern about his condition given his concussion history, he stressed he's not rushing back.