The Rise of Radicalism: Growing Terrorist Sanctuaries and the Threat to the U.S. Homeland

November 18, 2015 10:00 AM | HOUSE VISITORS CENTER, ROOM 210

This joint hearing with the Committee on Foreign Affairs will examine how instability abroad creates dangerous safe havens for Islamist terrorists to train and recruit, as well as how our lack of a strategy to deal with these ungoverned spaces leads to a greater threat to Americans at home.

Opening Statements

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee
Opening Statement

Rep. Edward Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs
Opening Statement

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The Honorable Matthew Olsen
President of Business Development
IronNet Cybersecurity
(Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center)
Witness Testimony

Gen. Jack Keane (Ret. U.S. Army)
Chairman of the Board
Institute for the Study of War
Witness Testimony

Mr. Peter Bergen
Vice President, Director International Security and Fellows Programs
New America
Witness Testimony