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VIDEO: ISIS is ‘As Sophisticated and Well-Funded a Threat As Any Group We Have Seen’ – SecDef Hagel

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From a press conference with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel:

Reporter: Is it a calculation that ISIL represents a 9/11 level threat to the United States?

Hagel: Isil is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group we have seen. They are beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology, a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess, they are tremendously well funded. This is beyond anything we have seen. We must prepare for everything and the only way you do that is take a cold, steely, hard look at it and get ready.

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Then maybe running off to play golf isn’t the proper response to a threat greater than that which wrought 9/11 on us?

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