Threats to the United States

Intelligence officials testified about international threats to U.S. security, efforts to combat terrorism, and intelligence monitoring… read more

Intelligence officials testified about international threats to U.S. security, efforts to combat terrorism, and intelligence monitoring programs. 

In his statement, Mr. Negroponte laid out a broad array of global challenges, saying the most dramatic change facing the nation “is the exponential increase in the number of targets we must identify, track, and analyze.” Among the targets were “terrorist groups, proliferation networks, alienated communities, charismatic individuals, narcotraffickers, and microscopic influenza.”

Appearing with the chiefs of the intelligence agencies, including the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency, Negroponte and other witnesses often sparred with committee Democrats over a controversial NSA eavesdropping program that critics had charged violates U.S. law. The intelligence chiefs defended the legality of the program and strongly denounced leaks about it, but they refused to provide details in open session.

Following the open hearing a closed session met to examine classified material. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
191001-1
Category:
Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 2, 2006
Last Aired:
Feb 5, 2006

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