Monday on “CBS This Morning,” former CIA deputy director Michael Morell said if we don’t keep the pressure on ISIS and Al Qaeda “we are going to see another 9/11 style attack.”
In responding to comment yesterday by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson who said a lone-wolf terrorist could “strike at any moment,” Morell said, “I think what the administration is trying to do is trying to set expectations for the American people. They’re basically saying there’s going to be another attack and we need to understand that when it happens.”
Discussing his concerns about another 9/11 scale attack Morell said, “One of the key lessons, you have to keep the pressure on them. If you keep the pressure on them you make it very difficult for them to plot, to plan, to attack. Because they are worried about their own security. As soon as you take the pressure off, they start read building. We’ve seen that over and over and over again. So if we dont keep the pressure on them we are going to see another 9/11 style attack.”
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