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Dozens of heavily armed Taliban militants storming a prison in Pakistan freeing more than 250 prisoners.
45 of them known to be among the most dangerous terrorists.
And that falls a rash of other recent prison breaks in the Middle East including hundreds who were -- the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
And more than a thousand inmates who escaped a prison and been -- Lydia.
-- now to talk about retired four star general Jack -- Fox News contributor general good to see today.
Good decisions -- what do you make of this I mean -- that Italians taking credit for some of them al-Qaeda for the others.
I you know are these Corning and other Winston -- -- -- mean the bottom line is bad guys are -- You have no doubt about it.
It's it's hard to believe that they were so the coordinated given a disparate groups that are involved in this activity.
Our intelligence services would know that answer but that I think they do inspire.
Each other one particularly when you had a very successful one night in Iraq and now we've had one and Pakistan and also in Libya so I think it provides them that promote the motivation and listen this is fertile ground for them the presence -- -- host countries on not nearly.
As well protected as they should be they had difficult time.
Getting response forces there effectively to shut down what's taken place before the president's get out and then the third thing is.
They usually have some inside cooperation.
So it is a -- place to go get experienced fighters.
And bring them back into the fold and that's a huge morale -- you know for the fighters for the movement itself and and also for recruiting.
Yeah I want about the that you mention the inside -- because and -- you know multiple cases here.
Some of the folks to breach the presidents were actually in police uniforms that when it made it appear that they were part of the staff there.
Is there any way to to staff them to create a security perimeter to create.
You know tax on these folks were working there at the prison you know to -- to you know check into their loyalties where they were not.
-- just about any facility can be adequately protected you have to have good intelligence.
First of all available -- do that and that is anticipating something's gonna happen by.
Using informants and others monitoring their conversations and the incidents -- for a and then the protection at the facility itself we got to go through constant drills to stay on top of those.
And certainly it is -- known practice.
That someone who's trying to breach of facility being a president or a military base.
Usually we'll have some people.
Been host country uniforms.
So they cannot obviously disguised themselves and create some deception least initially until they start doing something violent.
We mentioned the morale boost as well what does this do for the Taliban for al-Qaeda for these other.
Militants when they -- or getting you know dozens if not hundreds of their Brothers out from behind bars and back on -- battlefield.
It's a bit it's a big deal Shannon and it really helps them with recruiting because the -- -- something like this when they're talking to a prospective recruits listen where your Brothers will risk our lives to have to protect you will go after you if -- taken prisoner and and they have ample evidence to be able to to demonstrate that plus it has hit adverse impact on host country forces.
I mean when you when you fighting out there and you lose teammates.
And -- -- wounded.
That and read results in the capture of insurgents -- terrorists and then months later.
These same terrorists or insurgents are back in your neighborhood -- -- his own -- fighting men.
That takes an adverse impact on them we've had that same kind of impact and and our troops -- when similar things have happened that it also.
Shannon can impact.
-- the support from countries who are trying to assist the host country because it it creates a sense of futility.
That what are we therefore what are we doing this we can't seem to.
To make any headway we capture all these prisoners and now that back down on on the street so what it on the minds of support.
Of countries where we're trying to assist as well.
-- and I think about the American lives that have been lost and invested in efforts to stabilize a lot of these places to we certainly have an interest in making sure that.
Stability is restored their general always good to see you thank you so much.
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