Gorka On MOAB Drop on ISIS, North Korean Missile Failure: "This is Not the Obama White House"

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Deputy National Security Assistant to President Trump, Sebastian Gorka explains how the new administration is different from the Obama administration. Gorka declares that the era of "Strategic Patience" is over and implies that a cyber attack might have been responsible for North Korea's missile launch failure Saturday.

Gorka explains: "So-called 'strategic patience.' That means doing up in and creating vacuums around the world --whether it is in Europe, the Middle East or Asia. Vacuums that bad people will exploit. That era is gone and the [new] president is showing leadership."

"This is not the Obama White House. We don't give our playbook away. That is very bad strategy," he also said about what role cyber attacks might have played in the failed missile launch.

Interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo on 'Sunday Morning Futures'.


MARIA BARTIROMO: The president said we sending an armada toward the Korean peninsula. What is the goal?

SEBASTIAN GORKA, TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: The goal is to reassert American leadership around the world and reassure allies, partners and friends that America is back.

We are jettisoning the idea of leading from behind, which itself is an oxymoron and the principle of the Obama administration's national security strategy, which is so-called 'strategic patience.' That means doing up in and creating vacuums around the world --whether it is in Europe, the Middle East or Asia. Vacuums that bad people will exploit.

That era is gone and the president is showing leadership.

BARTIROMO: He is certainly showing that the era of leading from behind is over... Let me ask you, Dr. Gorka. There's some conversation happening about what role the U.S. played in not missile failing out of North Korea [Saturday night] because apparently there is some talk that the U.S. could have done something on offense with a cyberattack to cause the North Korean missile to blow. True?

SEBASTIAN GORKA: This is not the Obama White House. We don't give our playbook away. That is very bad strategy.

We have an incredible team for incredible team whether [Defense] Secretary Mattis, [National Security Advisor] H.R. McMaster, [Homeland security aide], Tom Bossert, who is responsible for some of our most amazing cyberwork.

But we are just not going to tell people what we do.

People need to draw their conclusions, but understand the use of the MOAB, the cruise missiles, these things send a clear message, but we are not going to comment whether we involved in anything happening with North Korea. That is not good strategy. Sorry.

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