Military solution 'impossible' in parts of Middle East: CIA chief
A military solution is “impossible” in parts of the Middle East, US CIA chief John Brennan said, arguing that it was hard to picture effective central governments in some countries as they exist today. Brennan, who spoke at an intelligence conference in Washington on Tuesday, was joined by other security officials and industry experts. “A military solution is just impossible in any of these countries,” he added.
17 November, 2015 CIA chief warns Islamic State may have other attacks ready By Jonathan Landay, Mark Hosenball and John Irish WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA Director John Brennan warned on Monday that the attacks in Paris claimed by the extremist Islamic State movement were not a “one-off event” and that the militants may have similar operations ready to […]
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