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Department of Defense's Role in the Implementation of the National Strategy for Counterterrorism and the National Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2013 and the Future Years Defense Program: Hearing Before the United States Senate, Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, March 27, 2012   [open pdf - 276KB]

This testimony compilation is from the March 27, 2012 hearing, "Department of Defense's Role in the Implementation of the National Strategy for Counterterrorism and the National Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2013 and the Future Years Defense Program," before the United States Senate, Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. From the opening statement of Kay Hagan: "[T]oday in preparation for the subcommittee's upcoming work on the fiscal year 2013 NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act], we will hear testimony from our witnesses on the Department of Defense's role in the implementation of the National Strategy for Counterterrorism and the National Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime, as well as the new defense strategic guidance and priorities. I want to welcome the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Mike Sheehan, to the subcommittee for his first hearing since being confirmed by the full Senate in December, and welcome back to the subcommittee Deputy Assistant Secretaries of Defense Garry Reid and Will Wechsler. Thank you for being here. Last June, President Obama released the new National Strategy for Counterterrorism. This strategy was release shortly after an inflection point for our Nation's counterterrorism operators with the successful mission against Osama bin Laden, preceding it by a month. While our Nation's counterterrorism efforts appropriately remain an interagency endeavor under the new strategy, the Department of Defense has and will continue to play a key role in building security partnerships that enable our foreign partners, as well as directly applying various counterterrorism tools and capabilities wherever appropriate. In addition to the National counterterrorism strategy, in July of last year, the President released our Nation's first National Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime. Rightly, in my view, the strategy recognizes that transnational organized crime is a significant threat to national and international security." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Kay Hagan, Michael A. Sheehan, Garry Reid, and William F. Wechsler.

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