WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 16:  Director of National Intelligence James Clapper prepares to testify to the Senate Armed Services Committee about the current and future worldwide threats to the security of the United States on Capitol Hill February 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. Clapper and Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess told the committee that a branch of al-Qaida from Iraq was likely behind a series of bombings against Syrian security and intelligence targets in recent months.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)