Fight Against ISIS: Building the Coalition and Ensuring Military Effectiveness, Hearing Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, February 25, 2015   [open pdf - 326KB]

This is a compilation of the February 25, 2015 hearing entitled, "Fight Against ISIS: Building the Coalition and Ensuring Military Effectiveness" before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. ISIS refers to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. From the opening statement of Senator Bob Corker: "The president has sent forward a request for the authorization for the use of military force [against ISIS]. Because of the nature and the way that this is happening, that the conflict has been ongoing for about six months now, I think one of the things that most people here are concerned about is that there is a level of confidence in what we are doing and that it is going to achieve the stated goals that the president has laid out. And I don't know of anybody more equipped to come before us today than General Allen, who served our country with great distinction. I think many people feel decently well about what is happening in Iraq. I think there are a lot of questions relative to Syria. My sense is today you will have a number of questions regarding that. And we hope that what you will do, General Allen, is give us an honest assessment as to the end state that we would like to see happen in Iraq and Syria when we complete the activities that we're involved in, and to understand the political and military strategy that we have under way and to give us a little sense of time frame relative to the various activities that are necessary." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: General John R. Allen.

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