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U.S. Annual Threat Assessment: Findings and Controversy

February 8, 2019

Episode Notes:

Last week, the US Intelligence Community released its annual Worldwide Threat Assessment, a consensus report from the 16 agencies and an administrative office that comprise the intelligence community. The report quickly became a vector of controversy as President Trump publicly and sharply criticized its findings and those who created it.

Brian Katz, Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, discusses the findings and the challenges key implementing them now.

Disclaimer: All statements expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official positions or views of the U.S. Government.

[ 0:18 ] Introduction
[ 0:57 ] Main findings and surprises
[ 4:56 ] Methods and conclusiveness
[ 7:35 ] Particular challenges during the current Administration
[ 11:03 ] Recommendations for analysts to maximize impact

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