As for the United States' involvement in Afghanistan, "I don't see a compelling reason for the United States to remain there,"
"I've been looking for some time to get a real definition of what our mission is" in Afghanistan, he said. "If it's to frustrate the Taliban and Al-Quaeda, that's happened. If it's to eliminate them from the face of the earth, I don't think that's going to happen in Afghanistan, because they've already moved elsewhere in the world."
"Afghanistan tends to be viewed as the burial place for nations. Many countries have gone in there, but they never come out," he said. "If we don't have a defined mission better than what I've heard, I think we ought to get out of there and bring the guys home."
As for U.S. policy on Iran and its nuclear program, Rohrer said: "The common question is: Should the United States do a pre-emptive strike against Iran? I don't think we should be the ones to do that
However, he said, "We should support Israel and back up Israel if they reach the point where they feel they need to do that."
And that assistance to Israel would be military assistance, such as refueling Israeli planes in mid-air if they went on a bombing mission over Iraq or assisting Israel if its ships were attacked, he said.