DAN CRENSHAW: Look at every big mission that we’ve had that the public knows about for the last decade or so. Osama bin Laden, Soleimani, Baghdadi. Everybody likes those. A lot of the people who think we shouldn’t be anywhere in the world except on our own shores, they say ‘see, we can just go do that kind of stuff and we don’t have to have a forward presence.’ Well, I suggest you figure out you know what you are talking about because the only reason we were able to do those things is because, one, we were forward deployed.
We had networks in place and we were doing intelligence collections prior to and we had people on the ground forward stage so they could actually do those missions. We have no ability to do that anymore. We have no ability to keep Americans safe.
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