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Obama: Battle-hardened militants pose threat to U.S.: President Obama is concerned that battle-hardened ... #army

Obama: Battle-hardened militants pose threat to U.S.: President Obama is concerned that battle-hardened ... #army

WASHINGTON — President Obama is concerned that battle-hardened militants who have spent time in Syria and Iraq could present a rising threat to U.S. security because they would be able to enter the country without visas on European passports. “They’re gaining strength in some places,” Obama told ABC’s “This Week” in an interview that aired Sunday. “We’ve seen Europeans who are sympathetic to their cause traveling into Syria and now may travel into Iraq, getting battle-hardened. Then they come back,” Obama said. The president said that the U.S. must improve surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence gathering to neutralize the risk, and U.S. special operations forces are going to have a role. And he says military strikes against organizations that could do us harm may be utilized. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, interviewed on ...

Full article: http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140629/NEWS05/306290032

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