Battlefield Successes and Challenges – Recent Efforts to Win the War against ISIS

Subcommittee on National Security
Subcommittee on National Security
Hearing Date: January 17, 2018 10:00 am 2154 Rayburn HOB

  • To examine the current administration’s rules of engagement, the subsequent battlefield wins against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and next steps in the war against radical Islamic terrorism.
  • In January 2017, the Trump Administration put pressure on ISIS by increasing aerial bombing and the use of Special Forces.
  • ISIS has lost roughly 95 percent of the territory the group once claimed.
  • The President’s delegation of attack authority to military commanders led to a number of important victories against ISIS over the past year.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Mr. Sebastian Gorka, Ph.D. Former Deputy Assistant to the President Document
Mr. Michael Pregent Adjunct Fellow Hudson Institute Document
Mr. Phillip Lohaus Research Fellow Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies American Enterprise Institute Document
Mr. Robert Anthony Pape, Jr. Professor, Political Science Department University of Chicago Document

Related Documents

Name Document
Chairman DeSantis Opening Statement Document