Friday, January 6, 2017
Why Trump is wrong to target the US intelligence community
At NYPOST by Ralph Peters --
Thursday’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on cyber-warfare threats — particularly those from Russia — was a welcome moment for grown-ups. Frank, honest and bipartisan, the consensus from our legislators and our intelligence-community leadership was that we face multiple grave and growing dangers, but the most-immediate and only existential threat comes from Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
And yes, the Russians did attack our elections with cyber-weapons and information warfare. All our intelligence agencies agree. Which is rare.
Republican or Democrat, the senators praised the patriotism and accomplishments of those who serve in our intelligence agencies. That was welcome, too, given the political fashion of the moment to denigrate our intelligence professionals while turning backflips to excuse Putin’s strategic subversion and condone the actions of an America-hating alleged rapist, Julian Assange.