Ron Wyden has been selected to be the next Director of National Intelligence.
As a career government employee long serving in the Office of Legislative Affairs, you have been tasked to assist in preparing SEN Wyden for his confirmation hearings to become the next DNI.
Prepare a short analytic paper on one of the below topics, in order to bring SEN Wyden up to speed on the topic - from a perspective for which he will not be familiar. As a long serving Senator (and member of the House) and member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, SEN Wyden will need to be prepared to address topics from the perspective of the Intelligence Community, as well as national security and that of the national security process itself.
1. North Korea has had nuclear weapons for a very long time.
2. The US retreat from Syria, and the impacts on the intelligence agencies, intelligence operations, and intelligence support to policy making for different US national security issues or topics I.e. the war in Yemen, Iranian support to terrorism, defense of the homeland.
3. Europe’s relationship with Iran today, after US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement.
4. Saudi Arabia’s action in Yemen, after the failure of the Yemeni state.
Include sections for background; impacts to the intelligence community; impacts to US national security, impacts to the US national security process; and not less than 10 detailed talking points for SEN Wyden to be prepared to used during his confirmation hearing. The talking points should include a main point, with supporting - and sourced - examples, evidence or details. Also attach a one-page annex, Prepared Opening Statement, for SEN Wyden to read at his confirmation, specifically on your topic.
Provide only enough background or historical information related to the event, as is necessary; this is not a history paper.