Thursday at a Defense Department press conference, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said it is clear after the beheading of American journalist James Foley it is clear ISIS is an immanent threat because they are “barbaric” and “they have no standard of decency.”
Hagel said, “As far as the imminent threat, I think the evidence is pretty clear. When we look at what they did to Mr. Foley, what they have threatened to do to all Americans and Europeans, What they are doing now. I don’t know any other way to describe it other than barbaric. They have no standard of decency, of responsible human behavior.”
“I think the record is clear on that. Yes, they are at imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it is in Iraq or anywhere else.” he added.
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