Pentagon: Islamic State a Top U.S. Challenge, Iran Faces No Barriers to Producing a Nuclear Weapon – David Lerman and Anthony Capaccio (Bloomberg)
(dailyalert.org, Feb. 3, 2015)
Islamic State extremists are expanding their international footprint in the Mideast and North Africa, Lt.-Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, told a House Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday.
He said the Sunni extremist group is extending its reach beyond Iraq and Syria using “ungoverned and under-governed areas” to establish affiliates in Algeria, Egypt and Libya.
On Iran, Stewart said the regime “faces no insurmountable technical barriers to producing a nuclear weapon.”