“I think we have been under serious threat my entire presidency, and we have been under serious threat predating
"We have to improve our surveillance, reconnaissance, intelligence there. Special forces are going to have a role. And there are going to be times where we take strikes against organizations that could do us harm," Obama said.
Militant fighters aligned with the
"They're gaining strength in some places," Obama said. "We've seen Europeans who are sympathetic to their cause traveling into Syria and now may travel into Iraq, getting battle-hardened. Then they come back. They've got European passports. They don't need a visa to get into the United States."
"Any of these people can come back to the United States and they can carry out the type of attack that they're being trained in in Syria," King said on the same show. "All we have to do is risk one or two of them and we could have a very, very lethal attack here in the U.S."