Hearing: A Global Battleground: The Fight Against Islamist Extremism at Home and Abroad

March 24, 2015 2:30 PM | 311 Cannon House Office Building

Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, on the hearing: “The rise of violent Islamist extremism we are witnessing around the globe is not a passing phenomenon. Today’s armies of Islamist terrorists are radicalizing new generations and the networks they are forming threaten the security of the West – including the United States. The War Against Islamist Terror will be the great struggle of this century, and we cannot allow these barbarians to hold any safe havens where they can train and plot against us. This hearing will review the scope of the threat and help the committee examine the way forward in the fight against Islamist extremism at home and abroad.”

Opening Statements

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Chairman 
Opening Statement [PDF]

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The Honorable Newt Gingrich
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Witness Statement [PDF]
Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF]

General Michael Hayden (USAF-Ret.)
Former Director
Central Intelligence Agency
Former Director
National Security Agency
Witness Statement [PDF]

Mr. Philip Mudd
Senior Fellow
New America Foundation
Witness Statement [PDF]
Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF]

Mr. Brian Michael Jenkins
Senior Adviser to the RAND President
The RAND Corporation
Witness Statement [PDF]
Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF]