Worldwide Threats and Homeland Security Challenges, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, October 21, 2015 [open pdf - 397KB]
"This is the October 21, 2015 hearing on 'Worldwide Threats and Homeland Security Challenges,' held before the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Michael T. McCaul: 'We will cover a lot of ground today from America's border security to our cyber defenses, but I want to focus, in particular, on the rising terror threat to the homeland. Last month, this committee held the first-ever Congressional hearing at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York. On hallowed ground, we were reminded of the solemn pledge our country made in the aftermath to never let such a day happen again. That resolve became the rallying cry of this Nation as we embarked on a generational war against Islamist terror. Fourteen years later, we are still engaged in that struggle. Today, I expect an unvarnished assessment from our witnesses about where we stand in the fight. We are at a turning point in the new age of terror. I predict this year could exceed the last to become the most violent year on record for global terrorism. Radical Islamists are recruiting on-line across borders and at broadband speed, and the impact is being felt world-wide.' Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jeh C. Johnson, Nicholas J. Rasmussen, and James B. Comey."
Serial No. 114-37
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