Opening Statements

Rep. Edward R. Royce, Chairman
[full text of opening statement]

Chairman Royce’s Opening Statement:


Chairman Royce Questions Witnesses:

General John Allen, USMC, Retired
Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
U.S. Department of State
[full text of statement]

Brigadier General Michael Fantini, USAF
Middle East Principal Director
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
U.S. Department of Defense
[full text of statement]

Brigadier General Gregg Olson, USMC
Deputy Director for Middle East
Joint Staff Strategic Plans and Policy
U.S. Department of Defense

Hearing transcript (PDF)