Third Way: Alternatives for Iraq's Future (Part 4 of 4), Hearing Before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, July 31, 2007 [open pdf - 6MB]
This is the last of a series of four hearings on alternative scenarios for the future of Iraq. From the opening statement of W. Todd Akin: "I won't repeat what the Chairman has said, but the whole purpose of running a good number of hearings now week after week, and hearing from a quite a number of various witnesses, has been to say, well, what are the different alternatives? And are there specific alternatives different than what we are currently doing? And after reviewing our witnesses' testimonies, it is clear that some advocate departing from the current strategy; that is, you do not endorse a planning or a plan that emphasizes U.S. combat forces going door to door, performing a counterinsurgency mission aimed at securing and holding Iraq neighborhoods. In light of the increasing reports that the surge is succeeding, I would like our witnesses to comment on how we in the Congress should view these developments." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: W. Todd Akin, Vic Snyder, Daniel Benjamin, Jack Keane, Barry R. McCaffrey, Gregory S. Newbold, Michael E. O'Hanlon.
H.A.S.C. No 110-82; House Armed Services Committee No. 110-82
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