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What the Former Deputy Director of the CIA Told a CBS Anchor Had Her Calling It 'Really Scary to Hear


"That's really scary to hear."

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On Thursday's "CBS This Morning," former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell made a claim about the Islamic State terror group ravaging Iraq that had anchor Norah O'Donnell calling it "really scary to hear."

After explaining what he thought needed to be done to defeat the terrorists (more targeted strikes and better intelligence), he said that "if an ISIS member showed up in a mall in the United States tomorrow with an AK-47 and killed a number of Americans I would not be surprised."

"Over the long-term, I worry that this group could present a 9/11-style threat," he added, noting the group presents both a short-term and long-term threat.

"That's really scary to hear," O'Donnell responded.

He concluded that he's unsure if the president has made the same determination.

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