Mollie Hemingway Jan, 31, 2019
Earlier this week, intelligence chiefs briefed U.S. senators on the
Select Committee on Intelligence about global threats. Director of
National Intelligence Dan Coats’ 42-page written report read like a
middling Obama-era update, with more space devoted to concern about
climate change, Brexit, and social justice issues than Islamist
terrorism or border disputes and violations.
Still, it’s worth considering the first and most serious global
security threat Coats flagged for senators, which is the strengthened
alliance of China and Russia as they seek to expand their global
The “U.S. Officials Cite Alignment of Moscow, Beijing as Threat” blared the Wall Street Journal’s top-of-the-front-page headline:
And What would you expect from the Democrats, who let Hillary run the State Dept last time around?