Examining the Global Terrorism Landscape, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, April 30, 2019   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the April 30, 2019 hearing on "Examining the Global Terrorism Landscape" held before the Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening statement of David Trone: "This is our first opportunity for this Congress to take a broader view of the terrorism landscape confronting the United States and the rest of the world. It has been 18 years after the attacks on 9/11, and we have seen some success with our counterterrorism policy. But we have also watched the universe enlarge with an unsettling number of terrorist groups and affiliates and offshoots. [...] [T]errorism is indeed diverse. We cannot be lulled into a false sense of security. We have to be prepared, strong, and agile--counterterrorism strategy. The military has a role to play, but almost 2 decades after 9/11 it is clear the problem does not have a military-only solution. We need to address the underlying risks of terrorism, and we must ensure that our counterterrorism efforts account for the complicated politics in regions like the Middle East, Africa, South and Southeast Asia. This requires investing in foreign aid and diplomacy, not cutting the budget for them. I know there is a strong bipartisan support on this committee for smart policies that build on both military and non-military assets and holistic approach." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ali Soufan, Vidhya Ramalingam, and Bill Roggio.

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