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Former CIA Director: Can't Keep 'Playing Defense' on Terrorism

(Fox and Friends)

By    |   Tuesday, 20 Dec 2016 12:38 PM

The United States cannot stop terror attacks by "playing defense" according to former CIA Director James Woolsey.

"This is all going to happen again and again and again as long as we keep playing defense," Woolsey said on "Fox and Friends" following an attack in Berlin on Monday, where a truck plowed into a Christmas market.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday to "assume at the current time that it was a terrorist attack," according to The New York Times

"It's as if we're in a big, really important hockey game and we deploy our entire team as goalies. We're going to lose," Woolsey added.

"We can try to catch people after the fact. We can try by vetting extreme people out. But if we keep going this way, we're going to continue to have terrorist attacks of major proportion.

"It's very hard to find out which guy driving a truck is going to be a terrorist," he continued. "Trucks are all over the place. It's not as if he has got some secret weapon that we can spot."

President-elect Donald Trump said Monday that ISIS must be totally eliminated.

"ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad," Trump said, according to The Washington Examiner. "These terrorists and their regional and worldwide networks must be eradicated from the face of the earth, a mission we will carry out with all freedom-loving partners."

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