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"The intelligence suggests we're going to need more to shake free this terribly challenging problem".
"They are on that path and they are committed to doing that", he said. He said that as ISIS is pushed from its stronghold of Mosul, it is preparing to regroup and continue an insurgency.
Iran continues to perform key research and development on nuclear missile capabilities despite the landmark nuclear agreement with Western powers, according to the last USA intelligence assessments.
Asked whether they believed the intelligence community's January assessment that Russian Federation was responsible for hacking and leaking information to influence the elections was accurate, all six spy and law enforcement bosses appearing before the panel said "yes".
"Afghanistan will struggle to curb its dependence on external support until it contains the insurgency or reaches a peace agreement with the Taliban", Coats told lawmakers in presenting an annual assessment of threats to United States national security.
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North Korea's missile tests in 2016, including a space launch that put a satellite into orbit, have shortened its pathway toward a reliable intercontinental missile that could strike the US, he said, and the North has expanded the size and sophistication of its ballistic missile forces.
Coats said the situation will deteriorate, and the Taliban will make gains, especially in rural areas.
"We assess at Moscow's strategic objectives in Ukraine, maintaining long-term influence over Kyiv and frustrating Ukraine's attempts to integrate into western institutions, will remain unchanged in 2017", Coats said. He recommended that USA forces train with Afghan forces down the chain of command to the corps level, and that the Afghan security forces learn to make better use of intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance (ISR) and air support. Ballistic missiles are the delivery vehicle for a nuclear warhead. He said that China still needs to do more to pressure North Korea before it will change its behavior and can do more.
The amount of time it would take for Iran to produce enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon is estimated to be from a few months to a year.
China continues construction on islands and other geographic features in the South China Sea, according to the statement, and will have its first long-range, sea-based nuclear capability when it finishes developing its JL-2 submarine-launched ballistic missile. He noted Iran's support for Shia fighters backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the conflict in the country and the deployment of the nation's own forces there.