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And again thank you Sandra you know it's 1152 in New York in the -- it was exactly the one year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden the next few hours.
But obviously saw the threat of a terrorist attack is still a major worry.
So one year later are what is next let's ask Mike Baker former CIA Covert operations officer president of diligence LLC a global intelligence and security are.
First I want to start Mike.
-- -- surprised that this has been politicized that the president is putting this somehow and incidents in which back and forth about it.
Got night it is it's disappointing in a way and and I think the American public is us that this smarter than this right -- -- -- You know what we're arguing over who gets more credible frankly there's plenty of credit.
To go around to start with the guys who are actually on the ground -- of taking care business and then you go to the CIA the Intel community the military.
The spent eight to nine years you know -- working nonstop to gather the information in the operational ability to get a supposed to take a shot.
And and then you've got President Obama who made the call anybody to -- in that chair you know has to get credit some credit from for making that call there is planning a credit to go all the way around.
But you know we should -- on the exact moment you know when -- Enron went down we should all just have a little toast quietly.
And then do the best thing we could do and forget about him that that would hurt him more than any thing else -- -- to confine him to the absolute dustbin of history and -- defining ourselves.
By bin Laden the only thing maybe you wanna remember some of the information we got out of there another make some of these files public.
If we learned anything or anything significant that's keeping a safer today because of the attack obviously a lot being dead it was a good thing right beyond that right if there was there was good operational get from the materials or found in the safe -- not.
What you might consider to be you know immediate actionable intelligence and -- and he was he was pretty well confined there and a modified that compound with the street wives and kids.
But there was good information in terms of context.
Players strategy thought process behind where this was going and it was clearly Italy was clearly frustrating -- was worry about where al-Qaeda was going.
And the the did the animal that we're facing now looks nothing like what we're facing it even two years ago three years ago we have significantly degraded.
Their leadership and it's tough for them they got lots of recruits that they can throw in the trenches they don't have.
As many recruits that can be capable lieutenants -- leaders but that raises the question of what is now the biggest threat to the United States and biggest threat to us and and in in my opinion to what cyber security.
That did did the daily probing of our infrastructure both government and commercial that goes on both state sponsored by the likes of China and others and and sort of the the anonymous type hacking that goes on.
We've kind of bend deflected over the past decade and we had rightly so we've been focused on terrorism.
But there's other threats out there that we really have to pay attention to that great -- today thanks to my particular Mike thanks so much Mike Baker.
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