Former CIA senior officer concerned with Obama’s international strategy

Ask longtime CIA Senior Officer Larry Boothe if we’re safer today than before the 9-11 terror attacks of 2001, his answer is a resounding “no.” Boothe does not go along with or trust President Barack Obama when it comes to foreign policy.On Thursday, Pres. Obama announced his decision to scrap plans for a U.S. missile shield for Eastern Europe. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Friday, Boothe said that has upset both Eastern Europe and Western Europe.Boothe was also surprised Defense Secretary Bob Gates went along with the plan. “They feel that they can cover all of Europe with the new deployment of the missiles on the ships while they bring an upgrade, the SM3, which will be done within about a year,” Boothe explained.Boothe explained that the RIM-161 Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) is an anti-ballistic missile that is launched from ships at sea. He said that after more ships are fitted with this missile, the strategy changes. “At that point in time they will be able to project the power and protection for Europe without having to put missiles, actual missiles, into Europe anywhere. There will be sensors, and other things, radars that they will use, and essentially they will move them all back onto ships.”Boothe is also extremely concerned about what’s going on with Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other parts of the world.

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