Serial No. 109-90: Evolving Counterterrorism Strategy: Hearing before the Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, September 29, 2005   [open pdf - 208KB]

From the opening statement of Edward R. Royce: "Today we will hear about the quickly evolving terrorist threat. The 9/11 Commission usefully observed that our enemy is twofold, the embattled al-Qaeda network and those who have embraced al-Qaeda's message. The first enemy is weakened, as they say, but continues to pose a grave threat. The second enemy is gathering and will menace Americans and American interests long after Osama bin Laden and his cohorts are killed or captured. This is a war on many fronts. Some fronts can be pointed to on a map of Africa with its vast ungoverned areas to Western Europe with its disaffected Muslim youth. This is an informational technology front where the enemy has excelled, rallying troops and winning converts to their cause...We should not be afraid to listen either, as we plan on doing today, because no one has all of the answers. However, given the proliferation of WMD technology, coupled with terrorists desire to kill, the window for developing and executing the right counterterrorism strategy may be closing, requiring urgent efforts on all our parts." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Edward R. Royce, Tim Roemer, Arnaud de Borchgrave, Bruce Hoffman, B. Phil, D. Phil, and Dana Dillon.

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