Pentagon: Banning Muslims could hurt national security


The Pentagon said Tuesday that a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. could hurt national security by supporting the Islamic State's narrative that America is at war with Islam.

Asked about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to ban all Muslims from entering America, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook declined to wade into the political storm.

But Cook did say that any actions that make the country appear to be against the Muslim faith more broadly would be counterproductive.

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