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Biden's National Security Team Lists Leading Threats, With China At The Top

The intelligence community views four countries as posing the main security challenges over the next year: China, followed by Russia, Iran and North Korea.
Avril Haines, the director of national intelligence, oversaw the report on leading threats to the U.S., which cites four countries — China, Russia, Iran and North Korea. Haines is set to testify about the report to Congress on Wednesday and Thursday. Source: Claire Harbage

The U.S. intelligence community said Tuesday that it views four countries as posing the main national security challenges in the coming year: China, followed by Russia, Iran and North Korea.

"China increasingly is a near-peer competitor, challenging the United States in multiple arenas — especially economically, militarily, and technologically — and is pushing to change global norms," said the report released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

The report cites China's growing military assertiveness in several

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