Fmr. WH Adviser: 'When All You're Playing Is Defense, You're Bound to Lose'
The former Homeland Security Adviser to President George W. Bush, Fran Townsend, told Megyn Kelly tonight that U.S. leaders must be prepared for a terror attack on our soil.
She pointed out that Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), chairman of the the House Committee on Homeland Security, recently said that they believe there are 250 foreign fighters in the U.S., people who traveled overseas, were trained, fought and have now returned.
Townsend said that in addition to that, the FBI has identified 1,000 subjects for investigation who have some tie or affiliation with ISIS. Unfortunately, the agency only has the resources to monitor a fraction of those individuals.
She said that the Obama administration is falling short in combating the ISIS threat because not only is there no strategy, but adequate resources are not being used to face the problem at home or abroad.
“Unfortunately, when all you’re playing is defense, you’re bound to lose," Townsend said. "The guy who’s playing offense only has to be right once. You’re playing defense, you got to be right every day.”
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