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What is -- Obama White House counterterrorism official -- will allow -- he was director of transnational threats on the National Security Council under President Bill Clinton.
And George W.
Bush bush 43 could see you citizenship so tell us what we need to know about this well I think a few important points first.
The significance and importance of working with foreign liaison services -- foreign intelligence services that are able to operate.
In regions in the world -- more difficult for the United States operate.
In this case the Arabian Peninsula.
Shared not only between Saudi Arabia and Yemen but also obviously -- and -- -- and make -- much more easy for human intelligence sources to operate.
In that region I second this is clearly another success for the president's counterterrorism program in this case grounded in cooperation.
-- -- solely unilateral action because cooperation is necessary as demonstrated by this.
To fight transnational groups in addition of course to the stepped up activity in Yemen and and Pakistan can -- -- activity and lastly.
The adequacy -- domestic security airport security.
Clearly advancements in how al-Qaeda.
-- devices to get around security so clearly that needs to be renewed and reviewed in the context of this -- latest discovered.
I'm guessing we'll all be taking your underwear off now -- look forward to it in so many different ways.
This the loss of this guy as a resource -- -- -- losses that I wonder well again.
You know a senior al-Qaeda operative was killed in a drone attack in Yemen over the weekend.
That is very significant success that should not be lost in the context of the current.
Reporting on the story relating to the the seizing of the actual device and that's a significant victory and I suspect that US counterterrorism.
That enough was achieved on this particular mission to wrap it up.
And the leak.
It there a lot of people are making a lot -- of the leak and it went I guess first to Los Angeles Times and other it's complicated right and in the saudis are very complicated domestic situation and they're cooperating closely with.
United States there -- -- state.
United States is called the great infidels.
So clearly it potentially compromises.
The -- that that cooperation and should we be more concerned now that they might use another of this type device on us in the near future or would this slow process downer to inaudible -- know clearly we need to take this advice.
This device that's been done look at it and -- security procedures and then clearly we also need to always try to be cutting edge to make sure that their technologies does not get ahead of our defenses see something say something and never panic.
Fair enough we -- -- -- could see if.
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