Official: More terrorists being captured

Sept. 1, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- National Security Adviser Gen. Jim Jones says more terrorists are being captured and killed because "the world is coming together" under U.S. leadership.

In an interview with ABC News, Jones disputed an assertion by former Vice President Dick Cheney Sunday that President Barack Obama's policies are making the country less safe.

To the contrary, Jones said improved international relations have helped put more terrorists out of action.

"This type of radical fundamentalism or terrorism is a threat not only to the United States but to the global community," Jones said. "The world is coming together on this matter now that President Obama has taken the leadership on it and is approaching it in a slightly different way -- actually a radically different way -- to discuss things with other rulers to enhance the working relationships with law enforcement agencies -- both national and international."

Jones did not provide specific numbers to back up his claim and stopped short of saying the Obama administration is "killing more people, capturing more people" than the administration of George W. Bush administration did.

But Jones said "we are seeing results that indicate more captures, more deaths of radical leaders and a kind of a global coming-together by the fact that this is a threat to not only the United States but to the world at-large and the world is moving toward doing something about it."

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