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Woodward: World ‘Clearly Is Not’ Safer Than a Year Ago

The emerging geopolitical threats over the last year, including the rise of the Islamic State and Russia’s regional aggression, have created “a lot of danger out there,” says the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward.

“Well, it clearly is not,” Woodward said on Fox News Sunday when asked if the world is safer than it was a year ago. “Obama has contradicted himself on that because he has declared war on ISIS, and said not just that we are going to contain it, but that we’re going to destroy it.”

Although a recent Washington Post article highlighted the militants’ shortcomings in establishing a proper state, including developing infrastructure and currency, Woodward pointed to remarks by General John Allen, the president’s special envoy in the fight against the Islamic State, that the group will still remain “a giant problem.”

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