U.S. Senate

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:52
Today’s topic is particularly timely, given that we are now seeing a transition in the scope and nature of the terrorist threat we face -- a transition that requires us to assess whether we have the right counterterrorism strategy, organization and authorities to successfully meet this evolving threat.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:49
While we have made remarkable strides against the threat of catastrophic attacks like that which we experienced on 9/11, the continued presence of al Qa’ida in Yemen, the growing presence of al Qa’ida‐associated elements in North Africa and Syria, and increased instability across North Africa and the Middle East highlight how the threat of terrorism continues.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:43
It is fitting that this Committee—the Foreign Relations Committee—is holding this hearing. As I reflect on my own role and the role of many who tried just as hard to keep us safe after 9/11, we got many of the tactics right but the strategy wrong. We have yet to develop a narrative, a positive-sum roadmap for where we are going and why others will benefit by joining with us.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 08:48
As you know well, the region is focused on the upcoming transition in Afghanistan and the implications for future security, stability, and prosperity.