By Mario Trujillo - 06/24/14 07:01 PM EDT
Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday predicted the United States would not make it out of the next decade without another terrorist attack, likely much bigger than 9/11.
Cheney, who has made a similar warning a number of times before, said the threat might come from a nuclear device.
Cheney also talked about his past involvement in a Cold War program that sought to maintain the continuity of government if an attack occurred.
Cheney, who is highly critical of the Obama administration's foreign policy, has been making a number of media appearances as extremists in Iraq take over large areas of that country.
During an appearance on ABC's "This Week" over the weekend, Cheney blasted Obama's recent announcement that all but 9,800 troops would be out of Afghanistan by year's end, relating it to the threat from neighboring Pakistan.
“One of the things I worried about 12 years ago, and that I worry about today, is that there will be another 9/11 attack and that the next time, it'll be with weapons far deadlier than airline tickets and box cutters," he said.
"And when we have a situation developing in Pakistan, for example, where there are nuclear weapons, where supposedly that technology has been sold to the North Koreans, at the same time, the president announces the complete withdrawal from Afghanistan right next door, that we're missing the boat."