BASELINE RANKING OF U. S. NATIONAL SECURITY THREATS

3-31-17

Greetings Gazette, Register Editorial Boards and Alló

Iowalive net workers have searched archives of the Des Moines  Register, Cedar Rapids Gazette, government websites and more and did not find a priority ranking of the threats to U. S. national security.   As a result, they prepared the following table, which is likely one of a kind. 

There are many who proclaim threats to national security but they never say how much, or compared to what.  The  table fills that void.  In addition, it serves as a baseline for comparison of the end of the Obama administration with the changes in threats resulting from the Trump administration, as time goes along.  A column could also be added for threat levels at the beginning of the Obama administration.   Would anyone be willing to step up and provide the numbers for that??

BASELINE RANK OF THREATS TO U. S. NATIONAL SECURITY

Several Threats Reflect Inability to Deal With Threats

THREATS TO U. S. SECURITY ARE WORSE FROM WITHIN THAN FROM WITHOUT.    Source:  Iowalive  3-31-17

SCORES ARE  BASED ON TOTAL OF WHAT IS  BEING DONE AND NOT BEING DONE.

RANK

THREATS TO U. S. NATIONAL SECURITY

ON SCALE OF 0 TO 100 TOPS

1

National Debt

75

2

Public Schools

45

3

Liberalism

25

4

Military Weakness

25

5

North Korea

20

6

Illegal Immigration

17

7

Democrats

16

8

Mainstream Media

15

9

U. S. Senate

14

10

Justice System

11

11

Iran

10

12

Universities

9

13

U. S. House

8

14

Russia

5

15

China

2

16

Mexico

1

17

Republicans

1

18

Health Care

1

19

All Others Combined

4

TOTAL THREATS WITHIN

274

TOTAL THREATS WITHOUT

25

Numbers Derived Using Iowalive's Proprietary Algorithms and Database.

Anyone Claiming to Have Better Numbers is Asked to Provide Them.

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