Signals Intelligence Directorate leadership decides where to expend the most resources based on the SIGINT Mission List. The list includes 15 critical functional missions -- each of which has an area of focus and an area in which SID decides not to devote as much attention, thus accepting some amount of risk. China, North Korea, Iraq, Iran, and Russia are "regarded as 'trump cards'" and can take priority over any one of these missions.
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