Testimony on United States Middle East Policy, Hearing Before the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services, One Hundred and Fourteenth Congress, First Session, September 22, 2015 [open pdf - 366KB]
This testimony compilation is from the September 22, 2015 Hearing on "Testimony on United States Middle East Policy" held before the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of John McCain.: "The Senate Armed Services Committee meets this morning to receive testimony on U.S. strategy in the Middle East. Eight years ago, our nation was losing a war in Iraq. Despite chants of progress, our strategy was simply not working. On September 11, 2007, General David Petraeus appeared before this Committee with Ambassador Ryan Crocker. Their compelling testimony was critical in securing support for the Surge, an integrated civil-military campaign plan that defeated al-Qaeda in Iraq, brought security to the Iraqi people, and created the possibility for meaningful political reconciliation. Now we meet again at a time of grave security challenges around the world. More than ever, our Nation must be able draw upon the wisdom and experience of its most distinguished leaders. That is why I am pleased to welcome back General David Petraeus for his first appearance before the Congress since leaving government. General, it's good to see you and I want to thank you on behalf of this Committee for your willingness to testify today and offer insights from your decades of distinguished service, especially your leadership in Iraq and Afghanistan." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: David H. Petraeus.
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