Hillary On National Security: ‘We Are Readier Than We Used To Be’ [VIDEO]

Kerry Picket Political Reporter
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Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton claimed the United States is safer from terrorism now than it was in the past during Thursday night’s Democratic debate

Debate moderator Gwen Ifill asked Clinton, “According to exit polls from earlier this week, more than 2/3 of Democrats in New Hampshire are concerned about sending their children to wars they can’t win. They fret that the next attack is just around the corner and we are not ready. Are we?”

Clinton responded, “Look I think we are readier than we used to be, but it’s a constant effort that needs to undertaken  to make sure we are as ready  as we need to be.” She added, “We have made a lot of improvements in our domestic securities since 9/11, and we have been able to foil and prevent attacks yet we see the terrible attack in San Bernardino and no we haven’t done enough.”

Clinton’s comments come as the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified Tuesday at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that terrorists were active in about 40 countries and there currently exist more terrorist safe havens “than at any time in history.”

Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, also testified on Tuesday that “ISIS will probably attempt to conduct additional attacks in Europe, and attempt to direct attacks on the U.S. homeland in 2016.”

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