DNI James Clapper: Terror Threats Grow in Sophistication, Intensity

James Clapper
James Clapper

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said terrorism has become more sophisticated and destructive as extremist groups such as the Islamic State organization increasingly use social media for their propaganda, WTOP reported Monday.

“In my 50-plus years in intelligence, I don’t know if we’ve been beset by a more diverse array of challenges and crises around the world,” Clapper told radio station host J.J. Green during an interview in December.

“Terrorists have gone to school on how we try to track them, and that’s made our job harder,” he added.

U.S. intelligence officials think the speed, adaptability and skills of modern threats pose a significant challenge to their national security efforts, Green noted.

Clapper explained during the interview that his work entails reading news clips about terrorism, counterintelligence, weapons of mass destruction, transnational organized crime, natural resources, human security and cyber issues.

He told the station that he uses a protected tablet to provide daily intelligence briefs to the U.S. president.

Check Also

NSA

NSA Warns of Cyber Vulnerability in Email Transfer Software

The National Security Agency has identified a vulnerability that Russian cyber actors take advantage of to attack mail transfer networks. Sandworm Team, a Russian military group, has exploited the CVE-2019-10149 vulnerability found in the Exim software that Linux and Unix systems use as a mail transfer agent, NSA said Thursday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *