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-- in the area.
Afghanistan certainly is a dangerous place but there are other countries that pose a more long term and high tech threat.
Chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge on the annual assessment of America's most troublesome potential adversaries.
The cyber threat from nation states including Russia Iran and China.
Is described as more diverse interconnected and viral than any time in history would you characterize the cyber threat as accelerating.
That's true North Korea's recent decision to invalidate -- 1953 armistice is evidence of the New -- unpredictability and belligerence.
While it is propaganda -- is also an indicator of their attitude and perhaps their -- sought for my part I'm very concerned about.
What they might do.
On -- international sanctions are affecting the Iranian people but not impacting the nuclear program.
The sanctions are having a huge impact on Iran at least to this point it is -- the sanctions at them thus far have not induced a change and Iranian government.
Well Al qaeda's core leadership in Pakistan is on the decline and its ability to strike inside the US in doubt.
-- -- his ideology is finding new followers.
-- we have seen that threat become geographically dispersed.
As affiliated groups and groups sympathetic.
To al-Qaeda and Al qaeda's message.
Have grown in areas -- for example in North Africa.
More directly -- -- it is the radicalization of individuals on the Internet.
Who I've developed desire in the will to undertake attacks.
With -- plus targeting the US including these cargo printer bombs in the fall of -- ten.
The al-Qaeda -- -- in Yemen noticed a QAP remains the most able.
The threat from -- After the 9/11 -- -- terrorist attack intelligence officials say they aren't focused on threats against high risk diplomatic posts.
And -- every piece of the ambassador Susan Rice fiasco I don't do talking points or less what sort of points -- -- listen and learn pressing the nation's top intelligence officer and the FBI director to explain the rules for tracking Americans on US soil.
Democratic senator Ron Wyden isn't satisfied.
I think Americans are entitled to a direct answer that question.
Intelligence officials -- one of the biggest threats the United States could be self inflicted saying budget cuts could ultimately jeopardize the safety of the United States for.
On this -- panel -- thanks.
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