Add to EJ Playlist September 18, 2014 C-SPAN http://MOXNews. com
Former Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker, former Marine Corps General Jim Mattis, and Dafna Rand testified on the ISIS* terrorist threat to the U.S. and other countries, and the stability of the Middle East. General Mattis was the head of military operations in the Middle East and Central Asia from 2010-13, and Ms. Rand served as a Middle East and North Africa staffer under former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Ambassador Crocker in his opening statement said that the key to a successful campaign in combating ISIS is “sustained, determined American leadership” and that without it any coalition of allies would fail. The panelists also told the committee that ground forces should not be ruled out as a necessary option for defeating ISIS.