June 13, 2017

Retired admiral notes that you can't fight your way out of terrorism

The Hill - Former State Department spokesman John Kirby slammed President Trump on Monday for employing a mostly military approach to combating extremism and radicalism rather than getting at the root causes.

"You cannot kill your way out of a terrorism problem,” Kirby said on CNN’s “New Day.” "We can hit these guys as often as we want and as aggressively as we want, but we are never going to kill the problem of terrorism.”

“But when you listen to President Trump and his surrogates talk about terrorism, and the threat — and the very real threat that it poses, you hear that talk about it almost in purely militaristic terms — in very aggressive, military terms,” the retired Navy rear admiral said.

“And I don’t see a comprehensive, cohesive, you know, multifaceted strategy in the works right now,” Kirby added.


Anonymous said...

Tell that to the people in Sri Lanka. The only thing to stop the Tamil Tigers was overwhelming force.

Capt. America said...

As the Arabs say, "To kill the snake you must chop off its head."