Identified Threats

Identified Threats

Primary Sources/   Secondary Sources

The identification and analysis of emerging threats to national security is conducted by national security organizations, private corporations and academia.  Threats to the United State’s political, economic and social system span state-actors, non-state actors, changes in the private market and natural disasters.  This section contains primary and secondary documents about the identification and analysis of potential threats to the United States.

Primary Sources

Government Documents/   Corporate Documents/   Speeches/   Interviews/   Letters and Emails/  Multi-Media

Government Documents

Treverton, Gregory.  Statement to the House of Representatives Select Committee on Intelligence.  “Emerging Threats to National Security”.  February 2005.

Clapper, James.  “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community”.  Statement to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  March 12 2013.

Clapper, James.  “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community”.  Statement to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  January 29 2014.

United States Senate.  Select Committee on Intelligence.  “Current and Projected National Security Threats to the United States”.  109th Congress.  Feb. 16 2005.

Clapper, James.  “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community”.  Statement to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  Jan. 31, 2012.

Burgess, Ronald.  “Worldwide Threat Assessment”.  Statement to the Committee on Armed Services:  United States Senate.  March 10, 2011.

Clapper, James.  “Worldwide Threat Assessment of US Intelligence Community”.  Statement to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  Feb. 10, 2011.

US Senate.  Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  “The Worldwide Threat”.  Feb. 16, 2011.

Director of Central Intelligence:  George Tenet.  “The 2001 Annual Report of the United States Intelligence Community”.  Feb. 2002.

Tenet, George.  Hearing on Current and Projected National Security Threats.  Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  January 28, 1997.

US Senate.  Armed Services Committee.  “Hearing on Worldwide Threats to US Security”.  Feb 16 2012.

Corporate Documents



Letters and Emails

“Discussion:  U.S. debt national security threat?”.  Stratfor e-mail communication.  Feb 18 2012.


Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

Threat Management and Protection (TMAP) Worldwide, LLC

Secondary Sources

Reports/   Books/   Articles/   Multi-Media/   General Resources



Shelia, Ronis.  “Economic Security: Neglected Dimension of National Security?”  Institute for National Strategic Studies:  National Defense University Press.  2011.

Garbo, Cynthia.  Handbook of Warning Intelligence: Assessing the Threat to National Security.  Security and Professional Intelligence Education Series:  Scarecrow Press.  2010.

Gori, U. and Paparela, I.  Invisible Threats: Financial and Information Technology Crimes and National Security, Volume 10 NATO Security through Science Series: Human and Societal Dynamics.  IOS Press.  2006.

Gandhi, Navniit.  National Security: Emerging Dimensions and Threats.  Pentagon Press.  2010.

Campbell, Kurt ed.  Climatic Cataclysm: The Foreign Policy and National Security Implications of Climate Change.  Brookings Institution Press.  2008.

Lake, Anthony.  6 Nightmares: The Real Threats to American Security…  Back Bay Books.  2001.

USCC Research Staff.  The National Security Implications of Investments and Products from the People’s Republic of China in the Telecommunications Sector.  CreateSpace Publishing.  2011.

Arnas, Nayla ed.  Fighting Chance: Global Trends and Shocks in the National Security Environment (National Defense University).  Potomac Books Inc.  2009.

Cordesman, Anthony.  Strategic Threats and National Missile Defenses: Defending the U.S. Homeland (CSIS).  Praeger Press.  2001.



The James Rickards Project

General Resources