Frontline Response to Terrorism in America, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, February 2, 2016 [open pdf - 3MB]
This is the February 2, 2016 hearing on "Frontline Response to Terrorism in America," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Ron Johnson: "The issues that we deal with in this Committee, I think, speak right to our mission statement: to enhance the economic and national security of America. And what we have here today is a hearing that is really going to be talking about what happens at the ground level-the men and women who really spend their lives trying to protect the rest of us, and the very difficult issues that they are grappling with. We have Chief Wally Sparks from Wisconsin here. I met him at one of our listening sessions as I traveled through Wisconsin talking about national security issues. And the way that this hearing, from my standpoint, is designed is that we want to listen to Chief Sparks, who is trying to prepare for what the rest of you have actually had to deal with, and what he is trying to grapple with. And then, as we move on down the list in terms of the testimony, you can start filling in, at that moment, whether you had an active shooter or whether it was an act of terrorism that you were having to deal with. Tell us what worked, what did not work, and what we have to really improve." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Wally Sparks, William J. Bratton, Rhoda Mae Kerr, Edward F. Davis, and Mark S. Ghilarducci.
S. Hrg. 114-592; Senate Hearing 114-592
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