Monday, January 30, 2012

Top 10 Threats of 2012

Arnaud De Borchgrave
Friday, 06 Jan 2012
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These are the top 10 that directly threaten the U.S. homeland and are likely to trigger U.S. military involvement:

A mass casualty attack on the U.S. homeland or on a treaty ally.

A severe North Korean crisis (e.g., armed provocations, internal political instability, advances in nuclear weaponry).

A major military incident with China involving U.S. or allied forces.

An Iranian nuclear crisis (e.g., surprise advances in nuclear weapons/delivery capability, Israeli response).

A highly disruptive cyber-attack on U.S. critical infrastructure (e.g., telecommunications, electrical power, pipeline output, transportation and emergency services.

A significant increase in drug trafficking violence in Mexico that spills over into the United States.

Severe internal instability in Pakistan triggered by a civil-military crisis or terror attacks.

Political instability in Saudi Arabia that endangers global oil supplies.

A U.S.-Pakistan military confrontation, triggered by a terror attack or U.S. counter-terror.

Intensification of the European sovereign debt crisis that leads to the collapse of the euro, triggering a double-edged transatlantic crisis.

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