McCaul Sees Rising Terrorist Threats to U.S.

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee offered a dire warning on Sunday about the rise of terrorism following a major terrorist attack in Tunisia and chaos in Yemen.
Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas) said on ABC’s “This Week," “We pulled out of Libya. Now, look what’s happened, a safe haven, a vacuum, ISIS training militants [there] to hit in Tunisia. And now we get Yemen. You know, all of the Northern Africa seems to be falling to this power vacuum that is being filled by the terrorists.”
His comments come as the U.S. pulled Special Operations forces from Yemen amid serious instability and a major terrorist attack there last week.
McCaul said, “Now, because we are withdrawing completely, we will have no intelligence footprint or capabilities to monitor what…militants are doing in the region. And…good intelligence stops plots against the homeland. Without that intelligence, we cannot effectively stop it. That’s what I’m most concerned about.”



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