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China’s Rise, Russian Hacking Cited as U.S. Spy Chiefs Speak (1)

April 14, 2021, 3:43 PM

Top lawmakers on the Senate Intelligence Committee issued warnings about China’s rise, Russian hacking and President Joe Biden’s plans to withdraw forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 as the nation’s top spy chiefs testified publicly for the first time in more than two years.

Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, CIA Director William Burns and the heads of the Defense Intelligence Agency and FBI spoke to the panel on Wednesday. In her opening remarks, Haines called China an “unparalleled priority for the Intelligence Community.”

That echoed comments from Senator Mark Warner, the committee’s chairman, who said the ...