Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the threats posed by Iran and North Korea, a position that has some US and Israeli experts nodding in agreement.
Former weapons inspector David Albright, founder and president of the Institute for Science and International Security, told JNS that the US intelligence community in essence said that “Iran does not have a structured nuclear-weapons program — something we all know.”
However, he said, the intelligence community “punted on the more important questions of whether Iran is preserving capabilities to make nuclear weapons, e.g., the Atomic Archive, or working on certain activities to overcome bottlenecks in their nuclear-weapons program.”
Trump criticized the US intelligence community in a January 30 Tweet: “The Intelligence people seem to be extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers of Iran. They are wrong!” He also stated, “Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!”