"Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a Senate committee on Thursday
that he believed Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi and his regime would prevail
in their struggle against opposition forces,
[and] that China and Russia pose the greatest threat to the United States...
Both Clapper and Defense Intelligence Agency Director Ronald Burgess
said they believed the opposition could not displace Qaddafi...
...Later in the hearing, when Sen. James Manchin (D-WV) asked Clapper
what two countries presented the greatest "mortal threat" to the United States,
Clapper said China and Russia.
Clapper said that China and Russia
have the greatest capability but he could not judge their intent."