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Department of Defense Policy and Programs to Counter Threats to the United States from Terrorism and Irregular Warfare, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, April 21, 2015   [open pdf - 744KB]

This is a testimony compilation of the April 21, 2015 hearing on "Department of Defense Policy and Programs to Counter Threats to the United States from Terrorism and Irregular Warfare" held before the Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threat and Capabilities. From the opening statement of Michael Lumpkin: "Chairman Fischer, Ranking Member Nelson, and distinguished Members of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity to appear before you today. As I speak, U.S. Special Operations Forces -- known as SOF - are deployed across the globe in support of our broader Counterterrorism Mission to defend America, our friends, and our partners, from the threat posed by extremist terrorist organizations. The current security environment is rapidly evolving with new threats and challenging dynamics. In this complex environment, U.S. SOF continue to successfully undertake operations against terrorist organizations. Many of those forces are also doing critical work associated with building the capacity of our partners to conduct their own operations. Of critical importance, but often less visible, the relationships that U.S. SOF develop with partners through persistent engagement over many years are among the most valuable counter-terrorism tools available to the United States." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael D. Lumpkin and Scott A. Howell.

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