President's Request for Authorization to Use Force Against ISIS: Military and Diplomatic Efforts, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, March 11, 2015 [open pdf - 283KB]
This is from the March 11, 2015 hearing entitled, "President's Request for Authorization to Use Force Against ISIS: Military and Diplomatic Efforts" before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Bob Corker: "I think everybody on this committee cares first and foremost that we have a policy, a strategy, to deal with ISIS that is in relation to our national interests, that the two are aligned. And I think that is paramount and what most people in America care about, and certainly everyone in this committee. Secondarily to that, from my perspective, is the authorization process itself. And yet we find ourselves in an -- in an interesting place. The president, which I appreciate, has sent to us an authorization for the use of military force. That was welcomed, I think, by both sides of the aisle. […] So I think this hearing today will be very helpful in trying to come together and to understand, number one, that we have a strategy in Syria that is in our national interests, that we have a strategy in Iraq, that is in our national interest, and we understand that ISIS obviously is promulgating in many other places." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ashton B. Carter, John Kerry, Ash Carter, Robert Menendez, and Martin Dempsey.
S. Hrg. 114-90; Senate Hearing 114-90
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