Dan Crenshaw warns of 'no ability to keep Americans safe’

Dan Crenshaw warns of 'no ability to keep Americans safe’
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Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a Texas Republican, said that "we have no ability to keep Americans safe" after the Pentagon said it is "possible" the United States will work with the Taliban and ISIS-K in Afghanistan.

"Look at every big mission that we've had that the public knows about for the last decade or so," Crenshaw said Thursday on Fox News. "Osama bin Laden, Soleimani, Baghdadi. Everybody likes those. A lot of the people who think we shouldn't be anywhere in the world except on our own shores, they say, 'See, we can just go do that kind of stuff, and we don't have to have a forward presence.'"

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"Well, I suggest you figure out you know what you are talking about because the only reason we were able to do those things is because, one, we were forward deployed ... We had networks in place, and we were doing intelligence collections prior to, and we had people on the ground forward stage so they could actually do those missions," he continued. "We have no ability to do that anymore. We have no ability to keep Americans safe."

Earlier this week, Crenshaw stated the U.S. was "in a worse position than we were on Sept. 10, 2001," after sharply criticizing President Joe Biden's withdrawal execution from Afghanistan.

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"Joe Biden did not end any war. That was always the myth. That was always the false promise from politicians, ‘We’re gonna end the wars.’ Well, the enemy has a say in that, and they’ve made that pretty clear as of late,” Crenshaw explained.

The Texas congressman made his third deployment with the U.S. Navy SEALs in 2012, when he was struck by an improvised explosive device in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.

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