The United States is "potentially facing another war," retired Lt. General Michael Flynn said in an interview on "The Cats Roundtable
" radio show on AM 970 The Answer.
Flynn told host John Catsimatidis that he believes "the United States military is not ready" for another war, and neither are American citizens.
Flynn said the state of foreign affairs today "is the most complex since World War II."
Flynn is a former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and is serving as a military adviser to the campaigns of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, he told Catsimatidis.
Flynn said that education, healthcare and immigration are all tied to the importance of national security, adding he has been offering both candidates "strategic thinking" about whether the U.S. will remain "still on top" in a position of authority as the years progress.
About NATO, Flynn said, "it has outlived its current charter, and a new charter must be looked at." He pointed out that NATO was designed to focus on the Soviet Union.
Four out of 28 nations are the only paying members of NATO, Flynn said, and if other nations want help from NATO, "they're going to have to pony up."
"There needs to be a new economic model," Flynn said. The U.S. can’t afford to pay for security for other nations by itself, "but we can certainly provide it."
Flynn praised the U.S. intelligence community. "I believe in the people, down in the bowels of the organization, working their tails off to protect our country," he said.
However, he added, he is concerned about the intelligence community becoming politicized "at the leader level."
He said the way to defeat radical Islam is "to go after the ideology. We have to stop being politically correct."
"I believe our inability to achieve victory stems mainly from having lost sight as a nation of what it means to win," Flynn recently wrote on Fox News' website
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