North Korea poses 'existential' threat, United States intel chief warns

World War 3 news with Iran Putin and North Korea

World War 3 news with Iran Putin and North Korea

Tension has remained high on the Korean Peninsula over the past months between the United States and the DPRK over the USA threat to stage military attacks against Pyongyang in response to its nuclear and missile programs.

This has been stated by Daniel Coats, the director of the National Intelligence of the United States, The Economic Times reports.

The U.S. and South Korea Launch Operation Max Thunder Thu, April 20, 2017 The US and South Korea kicked off a big exercise just as North Korea threatens "thermonuclear war".

President Putin celebrating Victory Day in Moscow
President Putin celebrating Victory Day in Moscow with a possibly veiled reference to World War 3

Coats says China is targeting the US government and American businesses.

Testifying beside Coats, the head of the military's Defense Intelligence Agency, Vincent Stewart, said the state of the 15-year conflict will deteriorate from a stalemate in favor of the belligerents if left unchecked.

"In 2017, Russian Federation is likely to be more assertive in global affairs, more unpredictable in its approach to the United States, and more authoritarian in its approach to domestic politics", Coats said in the statement summarizing the yearly joint report to Congress by the nation's intelligence agencies. He recommended that US forces train with Afghan forces down the chain of command to the corps level, and that the Afghan security forces learn to make better use of intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance (ISR) and air support.

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Coats described the growing threat of Iran's missile program in a written testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday.

"Iran provides arms, financing, and training, and manages as many as 10,000 Iraqi, Afghan, and Pakistani Shia fighters in Syria to support the Assad regime", Coats said. But much of the attention turned to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, making his first public appearance in that role since Trump fired James Comey on Tuesday. The performance of Afghan national security forces will worsen due to weak military leadership, desertions and combat casualties, he predicted.

The U.S. intelligence community maintains that Iran-which has the largest inventory of ballistic missiles in the Middle East-likely would use this technology to launch a nuclear weapon.

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"Kabul's political dysfunction and ineffectiveness will nearly certainly be the greatest vulnerability to stability in 2017", he wrote in a 26-page statement summarizing the yearly joint report to Congress by the nation's intelligence agencies delivered ahead of his committee appearance.

Central Intelligence Agency has ten mission centers on regions or issues; center devoted to one country highly unusual On May 10, the Central Intelligence Agency announced the establishment of the Korea Mission Center, which is created to counter the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons and missiles.

Sunni extremists remain the primary terrorist threat to the US, with home-grown actors posing the biggest concern.

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