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(CNN) – Former head of the CIA and NSA Gen. Michael Hayden applauded the Obama administration's efforts to get involved in the hunt for Boko Haram.
But he cautioned that it could put another target on America's back.
"There's a cost," Hayden said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
"Boko Haram is local. Now we are making a choice. I think it's right. But there are consequences. We are putting an American face on opposition to Boko Haram, an organization that doesn't target Americans – yet. And we may accelerate that process because of what we've done," says Hayden.
U.S. authorities say Boko Haram already receives weapons and communications training from al Qaeda affiliates in Yemen and the greater Middle East.
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