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Outside Perspectives on the President's Proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Armed Services, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, February 26, 2015   [open pdf - 1MB]

This testimony compilation is from the February 26, 2015 hearing entitled, "Outside Perspectives on the President's Proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant" before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Armed Services. From Committee Chairman Thornberry's press release: "This is just the first of the hearings and committee events that we will hold on this issue, but given the expertise of the witnesses, tomorrow will, I think, raise many of the issues and considerations which we will pursue in the weeks ahead. Previously, we have heard testimony that the threat posed Islamic jihadists is growing. Last September President Obama said, 'Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy.' However many people, including me, are concerned that we do not really have a clear strategy that will accomplish that goal." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert Chesney, Jack Keane, and Benjamin Wittes.

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