- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats warned Tuesday that the national debt has become a danger to national security, joining other problems such as cyber attacks, space combat and continuing terrorist threats.

“This situation is unsustainable … and represents a dire threat to our economic and national security,” Mr. Coats said at an open hearing before the Senate intelligence committee reviewing the state of global security problems.

The comments came just days after Congress approved a massive spending hike and two months after it passed major tax cuts — both of which will send the national debt soaring in coming years.

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