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Shepard Smith and Catherine Herridge today discussed the imminent threat cited by the Obama administration to authorize military force in Syria.

The U.S. struck the Khorasan Group, an al Qaeda offshoot, in Syria yesterday and said it was plotting “imminent” attacks. An imminent threat is needed to carry out an attack.

“It seemed awfully convenient that all of the sudden when you need an imminent threat to carry out the attacks that we obviously need to carry out, suddenly, poof, there’s an imminent threat in the Khorasan group,” Smith said to Herridge.

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She explained that one element that made it possible for the U.S. to go through with the airstrikes was updated location information, which made it possible to target senior leadership. This allegedly included longtime operatives, who trained with Osama bin Laden in the ‘90s.

The U.S. is going to make the argument that the group moved from the research phase into the operational phase, Herridge said.

The definition under the authorization to use military force includes people who are linked to those who are responsible for 9/11, Herridge explained.

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