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The Daily 202: 10 sobering quotes from the new National Intelligence Strategy - by Joanie Greve

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Every 4 years, the National Intelligence Agency issues  a public report and a separate classified version.This year, there's only one version – and it’s entirely unclassified. 'Director of NIA Dan Coats in ordwe to be more transparent in the face of sustained attacks from the president and his allies on the right  released   a chilling report that make up the 17 federal agencies which comprise the intelligence community see as the gravest threats facing the US. . Here are the 10 biggest truth bombs from the 36-page Coats report. Number 1 is '“Traditional adversaries will continue attempts to gain and assert influence, taking advantage of changing conditions in the international environment — including the weakening of the post-WWII international order and dominance of Western democratic ideals, increasingly isolationist tendencies in the West, and shifts in the global economy.”


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"Trump has routinely clashed with the intelligence community, likening the agencies to Nazi Germany shortly before he took office, repeatedly questioning their expert consensus that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and boasting about his inauguration crowd size during a speech in front of the wall of stars that honors the fallen at CIA headquarters.

"We need to assure our policymaking community, and the American people, that we can be trusted with this responsibility to use our information appropriately to protect the nation," Coats said in an afternoon speech to more than 150 members of his staff in McLean, Va. "Through transparency, we will strengthen America's faith that the intelligence community seeks the truth and speaks the truth."

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The "report" contains nothing surprising. Just the same strawmen always held up to justify the "need" for MORE "intelligence", which "somehow" never seems to REDUCE the "threat" level.

They've been maintaining the same "feedback loop" for years, and compliant media such as the New York Times, and the Washington Post are happy to spread the necessary FUD to keep it going.

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