Press Release


King to Examine Threat from Lashkar-e-Taiba and a Mumbai-Style Attack

Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer (202) 226-8417

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence will conduct the following hearing tomorrow.

WEDNESDAY, June 12 at 10:00 a.m.
Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
Protecting the Homeland Against Mumbai-Style Attacks and the Threat from Lashkar-e-Taiba
311 Cannon House Office Building
Witness List:
·         Mr. Joseph W. Pfeifer, Chief of Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness, Fire Department of New York
·         Ms. C. Christine Fair, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
·         Mr. Stephen Tankel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, American University
·         Mr. Jonah Blank, Senior Political Analyst, The RAND Corporation

Subcommittee Chairman Peter T. King (R-NY) on the hearing: “This hearing will examine the capability and intent of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani-based jihadi terror group that carried out the 2008 Mumbai attack, to strike the U.S. homeland.  Additionally, we will examine efforts of first responders, including the Fire Department of New York, to prepare for and respond to similar attacks that use fire as a weapon.”

*Opening statements, witness testimony, and live video will be available HERE.