DNI Director: Cuba Remains a Top Counterintelligence Threat

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Excerpt from today's testimony in the Senate Armed Services Committee by General James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, on the 2016 Worldwide Threat Assessment:

"Moving to counterintelligence, the threat from foreign intelligence entities, both state and nonstate, is persistent, complex, and evolving. Targeting and collection of US political, military, economic, and technical information by foreign intelligence services continues unabated. Russia and China pose the greatest threat, followed by Iran and Cuba on a lesser scale. As well, the threat from insiders taking advantage of their access to collect and remove sensitive national security information will remain a persistent challenge for us."

Yet, despite this ominous warning, Cuban intelligence officials are invited by the Obama Administration to discuss human trafficking "cooperation" in the Miami headquarters of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (click here).

Meanwhile, a Cuban spy, expelled from the United States as persona non grata in 2002, led the Cuban delegation to a regional security forum hosted by the U.S. Southern Command (click here).

And that's in the last two weeks alone.