The former CIA director James Woolsey said on Fox News that it’s time to change our strategy. Trump seems to agree with him, saying the Islamic State must be completely eliminated. Trump has a lot of military personnel surrounding him. Maybe he’s gearing up for the offense now.
By Meghana Kurup
A former CIA director said Tuesday that the United States will not be able to stop terror attacks from happening if “we’re just playing defense.”
“It’s as if we’re in [a] big, really important hockey game and we deploy our entire team as goalies,” James Woolsey said on Fox News, just hours after an apparent terrorist attack killed 12 and injured 50 in Berlin. “We’re going to lose.”
“We can try to catch people after the fact, we can try to by vetting, screen people out. But if we keep going the way we’re going, we’re going to have continual terrorist attacks of major proportions,” said Woolsey, who is President-elect Trump’s senior adviser on national security.
“It’s very hard to find out which guy driving a truck is going to be a terrorist,” he added. “Trucks are all over the place. It’s not as if he has got some secret weapon that we can spot …”
Jim Woolsey, former CIA director: We'll never be able to defeat terrorism if we keep playing defense, deploy "our entire team as goalies" pic.twitter.com/48MFlJEUSv
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