Serial No. 115-168: U.S. Policy Toward Syria (Part I), Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, September 27, 2018   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the September 27, 2018 hearing titled "U.S. Policy Toward Syria (Part I)" held before the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa. From the opening statement of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: "It has now been over 8 months since former Secretary of State Tillerson outlined the administration's strategy in Syria, and over 4 months since Secretary Pompeo outlined the administration's strategy for Iran; a big piece of which included the complete withdrawal from Syria of all forces under Iranian command. Yet, despite some recent and welcomed changes in the administration's approach to Syria, there are still more questions than answers about exactly what we hope to achieve and how we plan on achieving those goals. So, this hearing is part one of two. And it is designed to allow our members to hear from three expert witnesses, all of whom will provide their perspectives on recent events as well as their recommendations going forward. The second part, which we hope to reschedule with the State Department and USAID [United States Agency for International Development] soon, will allow members to hear directly from the administration and perform our necessary oversight role." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Hanin Ghaddar, Nicholas Heras, and Mona Yacoubian.

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