CIA Veteran: Europe a ‘Launching Pad’ for ISIS to Attack the U.S.

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Calls for more information sharing across Western nations

Europe serves as a “launching pad” for ISIS jihadists to initiate attacks against the United States due to the absence of a cohesive information-sharing strategy among Western nations, former acting CIA director John McLaughlin said Wednesday.

McLaughlin, a 30-year CIA employee who served as acting director under the George W. Bush administration, warned that the absence of effective coordination between European intelligence agencies exposes the United States to greater risk of attack. Continue reading

EU ‘gets in the way’ of countries ability to keep their citizens safe, former CIA chief warns

The European Union often “gets in the way” of countries ability to keep their citizens safe, a former CIA chief has warned.

General Michael Hayden said the EU was “not a natural contributor to national security” in member states, and that a vote for Brexit in June would have little impact on America’s willingness to work with the UK or other European intelligence agencies.

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