Today, The New York Times reported:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/13/wa...n/13intel.htmlThe new director of national intelligence told Congress on Thursday that global economic turmoil and the instability it could ignite had outpaced terrorism as the most urgent threat facing the United States.
The assessment underscored concern inside America’s intelligence agencies not only about the fallout from the economic crisis around the globe, but also about long-term harm to America’s reputation. The crisis that began in American markets has already “increased questioning of U.S. stewardship of the global economy,” the intelligence chief, Dennis C. Blair, said.
For those who are interested, Mr. Blair's testimony can be found at: http://www.dni.gov/testimonies/20090212_testimony.pdf