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Influence & Impact Summit: October 6-13, 2015

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Al-Qaeda’s Resurgence in Iraq: A Threat to U.S. Interests

Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to discuss the situation in Iraq with a focus on al Qa’ida’s primary offshoot in Iraq, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Threat Posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) I will begin with a brief overview of the security situation in 2011 and 2012, as it is important to under... »