“All soldiers who serve their country assume certain risks. It’s part of the deal.”

“All soldiers who serve their country assume certain risks. It’s part of the deal,” he told The Daily Caller. “But I am alert, I am vigilant and I take precautions.”

After publicly telling his story in November 2014, O’Neill has become a major target for radical Islamists across the globe, yet personal security threats won’t silence him from speaking out against one of America’s greatest enemies.

“My bigger concern is a lack of a clear strategy for containing and or neutralizing ISIS as a national security threat,” notes the former Navy officer.