Department of Defense Policies and Programs to Combat Terrorism: Hearing before the U.S. Senate, Committee on Armed Services, March 24, 2000 [open pdf - 179KB]
This testimony compilation from the March 24, 2000 hearing, "Department of Defense Policies and Programs to Combat Terrorism," before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee. From Brian Sheridan's statement: "I am pleased to have the opportunity to update you, from a policy and operational perspective, on the way that the Department of Defense has organized itself to support the US Government's combating terrorism mission. Since I spoke with you a year ago the Department has continued to assess and improve the way that we organize and structure ourselves to combat the threat of terrorism both at home and abroad. The Department of Defense has made substantial progress, but terrorism will remain a continuing challenge in a volatile and violent world. The battle against terrorism requires effective coordination within our own government and between our government and law-abiding nations around the globe. At home it requires a close coordination between Federal, State and local authorities and even more importantly a strong partnership between the Executive and Legislative branches. I would like to commend the Senate Armed Services Committee for recognizing the increasing importance that non-traditional forms of warfare like terrorism increasingly play in our national security. I look forward to the opportunity today to build on our partnership." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Brian E. Sheridan, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict; Admiral Harold W. Gehman Jr., USN, Commander in Chief, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Charles L. Cragin, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, and Pamela B. Berkowsky, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Civil Support.
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