Evaluation of the Department of Defense's Counterterrorism Approach, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, February 6, 2019   [open pdf - 743KB]

This is the February 6, 2019 hearing titled "Evaluation of the Department of Defense's Counterterrorism Approach," held before the House Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of Owen West: "In the last 2 weeks, individual ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] terrorists bombed a church in the Philippines, while its West African affiliate overran military bases in Nigeria. To defeat the global terror networks requires a coalition of allies applying relentless pressure at the local level. This means we must make cost-informed decisions on the future CT, or counterterror, operations. A disciplined approach to this long fight will also enable our Department's pivot toward great power competition with near-peer adversaries in line with the National Defense Strategy, and the renewed importance of irregular warfare in this space." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James B. Hecker and Owen West.

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H.A.S.C. No. 116-3; House Armed Services Committee No. 116-3
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