Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Global | By Shelia Dennis

Pakistan Developing New Types Of Nuclear Weapons: US Intelligence Chief

Pakistan Developing New Types Of Nuclear Weapons: US Intelligence Chief

"And I agree with Director Pompeo", National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers declared.

They didn't describe the activity, other than to say it was related to information warfare.

Russia, Coats said, will continue to be the world's "most capable WMD power" and is "expanding its nuclear weapon capability".

Many experts, meanwhile, believe that Russian meddling in the presidential race was but a foretaste of what is to come - not just from the Kremlin, but also from other hostile states and private actors. While they have historically tried to do these types of things, clearly in 2016 they upped their game.

Executives from social media companies such as Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. have testified repeatedly in Congress about Russia's purported disinformation drive aimed at USA voters.

The companies have repeatedly denied that the Chinese government is using them to spy on the United States.

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The three testified in Congress on the same day that the intelligence community released its annual report on global threats.

He said that he expects Russian Federation to continue using propaganda, social media and other means to meddle in United States politics.

King, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the attacks on USA democracy will continue.

Officials also basically guaranteed the Russians are going to continue meddling in US elections this year. But the latest testimony actually confirmed that it is occurring.

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"The Russians have a strategy that goes well beyond what is happening in the United States".

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Other senators asked Coats, Pompeo, Wray and their counterparts to restate their support for the 2017 assessment that concluded Russian Federation had attacked the previous year's election. He criticized Trump for not issuing more sanctions against Russian Federation in response to the meddling.

"I'm concerned that our increasing fractious political process, particularly with respect to federal spending, is threatening our ability to properly defend our nation both in the short term and especially in the long term", he said. "Your statement that we have done nothing does not reflect the responses that, frankly, some of us at this table have engaged in - that the USA government has engaged in - both during and before this administration", Pompeo said.

But Coats acknowledged that the "behind the curve" in coming up with policies to penalize those who hack America's critical infrastructure, interfere with elections, undermine the government or hit financial institutions.

"All morning we've heard the story of Russian Federation influencing our campaigns and indeed in the current campaigns for the midterms", said Sen.

But a large volume of information has surfaced on Russian use of social media to influence public opinion in United States public policy debates.

"The American people are smart people", Risch said.

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