lørdag 3. oktober 2020

US intelligence agencies have 'not sufficiently adapted' to counter China, congressional report warns

The US intelligence community must urgently refocus its efforts and resources towards addressing the threat posed by China, a glaring need that has only become more apparent due to Beijing's actions during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the summary of a highly classified report released by the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday.

The partially redacted 37-page report, which marks the culmination of a two-year review conducted by committee staff, states that the intelligence community has "not sufficiently adapted to a changing geopolitical and technological environment increasingly shaped by a rising China." "Absent a significant realignment of resources, the US government and intelligence community will fail to achieve the outcomes required to enable continued US competition with China on the global stage for decades to come, and to protect the US health and security," the unclassified summary reads.

In a statement Wednesday, Rep. Adam Schiff, the committee chairman, summarized the findings by saying "our nation's intelligence agencies have a lot of work to do to fully address the challenge posed by China."