- The Washington Times - Friday, February 6, 2015

National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice said Friday that President Obama’s Washington critics often lack “perspective” and that the U.S. no longer faces threats akin to World War II.

“Too often, what’s missing here in Washington is a sense of perspective. Yes, there is a lot going on. Still, while the dangers we face may be more numerous and varied, they are not of the existential nature we confronted during World War II or during the Cold War,” Ms. Rice said at the Brookings Institution in Washington, The Hill reported.

The Obama administration released its new national security strategy Friday, which in part shifted the focus from destroying the Islamic State group to “a comprehensive effort to degrade and ultimately defeat” it.

Ms. Rice said the White House would pursue a “comprehensive approach” to its counterterrorism efforts, with a caveat that “there will be setbacks,” The Hill reported.

Ms. Rice will appear Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to talk with host Chuck Todd about the president’s new foreign policy.

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