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I guess the news that one of our spies was able to get in there and stop this is mighty good news indeed.
It's good news and perhaps some bad news because the good news is he was able to infiltrate.
The bad news is he may be -- -- traded out.
For -- safety which means it will have to work even harder.
To get other assets inside these particular cells so good news that he was there.
Bad news is we need more people will be infiltrating.
So that we can -- them -- you -- pointed out.
What sounds like one thing -- confirmed here is no matter what we -- try to protect ourselves with all the silliness of TSA in the rest.
They're trying to figure out ways around it appears that Mayo.
They're going to continue to do this a very persistent.
And frankly it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out how to make a bomb.
And how to make an underwater underwear bomb or how to implant bombs inside one's body.
As long as you have the Internet you have intelligent people who have information and have the access to materials.
They're going to be able to construct these types of improvised explosive devices.
Which means that we have to get better at detecting them we have to have much more intelligence sharing both inside and outside so that -- -- able to look from law.
From our skies and also with our partners so throughout the region throughout the world.
And also have people on the ground but we can't afford to be complacent we have to understand we have to invest in research and development and new technologies.
Because they're always going to try to take advantage of whatever we put in port that I detection device they'll try to figure way around it so it's a constant.
Escalation -- the the latter of technology we've got to be on top of -- not behind it.
This group in Yemen seems to be the one making the most noise these days tell us what you can that our viewers might find -- thing about this bunch.
Well is nothing really unique about them what you have been we've been able to suppress and pretty much -- reduce to the inadequacies the the al-Qaeda elements in Afghanistan and to a lesser degree in Pakistan but it's like a cancer the cancer has spread.
And so they had this cancer will take root and start to metastasized in any area which is it up pour -- -- unstable and they can take advantage of the discontent within.
That particular community so it's not much different than any of the other areas we can expect to see it in Yemen we'll see in other parts of Africa no doubt.
The al-Qaeda units or splinter groups can take advantage of this content they're going to move in and we have -- would be equally aggressive.
The former Defense Secretary William Cohen with us from Capitol -- -- it's great to -- thanks.
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