Economic Crisis Trumps Terrorism as Top U.S. Security Concern

/ February 12, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Feb. 12, 2009 -- The global economic crisis is the "primary near-term security concern" of the United States with the potential -- if sustained -- to topple governments around the world in as little as a year and trigger refugee flows from the Caribbean to U.S. shores, a top intelligence official told lawmakers today. Dennis Blair, director of national intelligence, told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence the crisis is already a source of instability in scores of countries with...

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