Current Issues in Intelligence
Know What’s Out There
We live in unique times today with the expanding threats that exist around us and nearer to us than ever before. These threats have taken on chameleon identities and are often silent, disguised, and difficult to detect. Today’s threats exist closer to our home communities than we have historically witnessed on our home soil: for instance: Boston Marathon Bombing, 9/11 WTC Twin Towers, Oklahoma City Bombing, and the rise of disruptive and damaging cyberattacks which degrade businesses and hold a potential for devastating impact to our critical infrastructure. This emerging vulnerability presents a crucial challenge to the safety and security of our nation and to reduce this threat would certainly benefit every American. However, our continued ignoring it will guarantee that future attacks will increase and eventually create headlines that describe permanent harm to our country.