The U.S. intelligence community warned in a new report which fallout in the COVID-19 pandemic will"ripple throughout the entire world for decades" and is very likely to innovate present challenges posed by America's adversaries -- a indication of the challenges which lie ahead because the nascent Biden government tries to stem the virus' spread and reassert America's role as a worldwide leader.
"The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to breed societies and governments, fueling economic and diplomatic disasters, political unrest, and behavioral rivalry as nations, including China and Russia, seek benefit through these avenues as'vaccine diplomacy,'" the report found. "No nation was completely researched, and also when a vaccine is broadly dispersed globally, the political and economic aftershocks will be felt for ages."
The 27-page report, published Tuesday, precedes two weeks of highly expected tax testimony from America's spy chiefs, that will convene on Capitol Hill this week to the first time in two or more decades.
After an yearly occasion, the Worldwide Threat Assessment hearings took a hiatus at 2020 after intellect community leaders allegedly adept in depicting a federal security landscape in battle with all the thoughts conveyed by then-President Donald Trump. Their 2019 testimony, that contradicted Trump's rosy vision of connections with Iran, brought scrutiny about the then-president's now-dormant Twitter page.
"The Intelligence individuals appear to be quite passive and naive in regards to the risks of Iran. They're mistaken!" Trump tweeted. "Maybe Intelligence should return to school!"
Along with this pandemic-related challenges that lie ahead, the intelligence community warned that climate change, a hostile cyber landscape and continuing regional conflicts will probably introduce extra challenges to the U.S.
The analysis also highlighted lingering nuclear dangers posed by Iran and North Korea, the continuing usage of internet influence campaigns utilized from the Kremlin and Beijing's"whole-of-government" attempts to"undercut" the United States' economic power.