Terror in Europe: Safeguarding U.S. Citizens at Home and Abroad, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, April 5, 2016   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the April 5, 2016 hearing on "Terror in Europe: Safeguarding U.S. Citizens at Home and Abroad," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Ron Johnson: "When this hearing originally was planned, we were going to be talking about an issue that Senator Carper and I are also very concerned about: biosecurity and the threats that we face in that respect. With the unfortunate tragedy in Brussels, we thought we would, maybe, expand it. We, maybe, can still pick up on some of those biothreats, as well, but we thought we would like to hold a hearing to really take a look at the root causes that are driving this activity in Europe as well as to discuss the implications for us here in America. In January 2016, there was a foiled plot in Milwaukee, Wisconsin against the Masonic Temple by an individual named Samy Mohamed Hamzeh. Now, I would say this is a real success story on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and those individuals-the informants-that worked to foil that plot. In the complaint filed against Samy Mohamed Hamzeh-I just have four little sentences. They are disconnected, but it, certainly, reveals what is going on in the minds-or in the mind of an individual that actually plots to slaughter innocent human beings." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Juan C. Zarate, Julianne Smith, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, and Clinton Watts.

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S. Hrg. 114-677; Senate Hearing 114-677
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