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NYC Police Commissioner Disagrees With Obama Administration, Says Islamic State Is Capable of Launching Attack on U.S. Soil


"What we just saw in Paris, why do we think that wouldn’t happen here?"

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Monday refuted the Obama administration's claim that the Islamic State doesn't have the capability to launch a coordinated strike against the United States.

"[Do] you disagree with the White House, who this past weekend seemed to say that an attack on the United States wasn't possible?" Joe Scarborough asked Bratton on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"Oh, I don’t believe that,” Bratton said quickly.

"We work every day based on the premise that they have that capability. What we just saw in Paris, why do we think that would not happen here?" he added.

President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal over the weekend that, while the administration recognizes the Islamic State's desire to attack the U.S. "homeland," they don't see any of the current threats as "credible."

Bratton also said during his MSNBC interview that he believes New York City is the "most likely target" for the next large-scale attack by the Islamic State.

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