Rep. Michael McCaul (R., Texas) on Wednesday called for the White House to set up a multinational coalition to oust Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad from power in an attempt to strip the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL) of its safe-haven.
Drones can only do superficial damage to the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL) if the United States does not effectively combat its ideology, according to security experts speaking at the Heritage Foundation.
Terrorists are increasingly turning to social media and websites to recruit, making it harder than ever to track their growth according to a Wednesday hearing at the House Committee on Homeland Security.
Ed Royce (R., Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, denounced the Iranian deal after it was announced Tuesday, saying it will not help to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
According to experts who testified before the Congressional Foreign Affairs Committee, American and Gulf State relations will be tested in the pending Iran deal, especially given the agreements which were decided at the Camp David Summit earlier this summer.
Experts said the nuclear deal with Iran will rearrange the dispersion of power in the Middle East, putting America in the backseat in regional and international influence and triggering a new dynamic in the world’s most volatile region, wherein there is an environment of distrust alongside a nuclear arms race.