(CNN) – President Obama took a very important step today when he ordered the U.S. intelligence community for the first time to routinely prepare National Intelligence Estimates "on the risk of mass atrocities and genocide."
It's a significant development. The intelligence community is always charged with preparing estimates on global national security issues. How close is Iran to building a nuclear bomb? Where are the most serious al Qaeda threats? What's going on in North Korea? How secure is Pakistan's nuclear arsenal? How vulnerable is the U.S. to cyberwarfare attack?FULL STORY