McChrystal: 'We Can't Handle a Future Where Young Americans Are Not Educated'

Gen. Stanley McChrystal joined Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Amy Walter, and John Dickerson on the January 13 edition of CBS’ Face the Nation, hosted by Bob Schieffer.

The following is a partial transcript from Face the Nation:

SCHIEFFER: What do you think is the greatest threat to our national security at this point?

MCCHRYSTAL: In the near term, it's clearly our economic challenges. Our inability to make tough decisions to move our economy forward, that worries me in the near term. In the long term it's our education because that is the future.

SCHIEFFER: Not terrorism, education.

MCCHRYSTAL: We can handle terrorism. We can handle a nuclear- armed Iran. We can't handle a future where young Americans are not educated enough to take our country forward.

The full transcript from the show is located here.

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