Syria After the Missile Strikes: Policy Options, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, April 27, 2017   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the April 27, 2017 hearing on "Syria After the Missile Strikes: Policy Options" held before the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening statement of Ranking Member Engel: "This morning, the committee will continue its examination of a challenge that for more than 6 years global powers have been unable or unwilling to resolve: The brutal war that Bashar al-Assad and his enablers have waged against the people of Syria. [...] The missile strike earlier this month escalated American involvement against Assad to a new level. I think the response was appropriate. But a few weeks down the road, we are left asking, where do we go from here? What are our objectives in Syria? What is the strategy? And the short answer is this: At this point, there seems to be no strategy. A pinpoint missile strike is not a strategy. That is a problem for the people of Syria and it is part of a troubling pattern from the White House. [...] If indeed there is a strategy, Congress has been kept in the dark. We were told that the administration would soon present us with its plan. That has not happened". Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael Singh, Charles Lister, and Dafna H. Rand.

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Serial Number 115-27; Serial No. 115-27
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