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Ernst fears rise of ISIS in SE Asia, presses defense secretary for answers (video)

This news story was published on September 23, 2016.
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unnamedWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, at the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on “U.S. National Security Challenges and Ongoing Military Operations,” Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a combat veteran, pressed Department of Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford on the rise of ISIS in Southeast Asia, and the need for a comprehensive strategy to counter their dangerous actions in the region.

As Senator Ernst noted, “[Islamic extremist groups] are also in Southeast Asia and we are not spending much time talking about that. Groups like Abu Sayyaf – they’re now bonding together beneath the flag of ISIS. Yet, we really, like I said, don’t seem to be focusing on this. The Philippine forces lost 44 of their special police in a single battle to these terrorist groups last year. 15 soldiers were killed in a single battle just last month.

“It’s clear that this is a very real threat, and President Obama admitted that we have underestimated the rise of ISIS in the Middle East, and what I fear right now is that we are completely underestimating the rise of ISIS in Southeast Asia.”

Both Secretary Carter and General Dunford agreed with Senator Ernst’s assessment of the growing threat in the region. Ernst followed by reiterating the critical need “to ensure that we are not taking our eyes off of that region” (see transcript below).

Senator Ernst’s questioning follows her recent remarks on the Senate floor as well as her column in TIME on the spread of ISIS in Asia.

Watch Senator Ernst’s questioning:

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6 Responses to Ernst fears rise of ISIS in SE Asia, presses defense secretary for answers (video)

  1. mint Reply Report comment

    September 24, 2016 at 5:40 am

    Not everyone is brainwashed and deceived.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 24, 2016 at 7:34 am

      You are.

      • mint Reply Report comment

        September 25, 2016 at 8:23 am

        How so.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          September 25, 2016 at 8:48 am

          You are a communist Democrat. A traitor to our country.

          • mint

            October 2, 2016 at 2:29 am

            I am not a democrat, republican, or a libertarian, there is only a one party system, also presidents are selected not elected, politicians take secret oaths, they are being used by the sorcerers as puppets and always have been by the ones Christ told us about in Rev 2:9, 3:9, they are all closely related, they are all from the 13 bloodlines, they all are royalty, and the citizens are and have been deceived.

          • Anonymous

            October 2, 2016 at 7:32 am

            What you really are is a spacecase. Physco relative of Lagios.