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Statement by Chairman Rogers on President Obama’s Address to the Nation on ISIL

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Washington, DC, September 10, 2014 | Susan Phalen | comments

Statement by Chairman Rogers on President Obama’s Address to the Nation on ISIL

“The President is to be commended for his decision to take action against ISIL targets, wherever they are, including Syria.

“Much of ISIL’s leadership, command and control, and safe haven are inside Syria.  As many of us have stated for months, ISIL cannot be defeated without taking action in both Iraq and Syria.

“Of course, a Commander in Chief’s decision to take military action is among the most difficult.  This threat has been growing for three years, and I have no doubt that the United States is less safe today than at any time since 9/11.    ISIL is only one of several Islamic extremist threats against America.

“We need a comprehensive strategy to defeat the terrorist ecosystem that is growing from Africa to the Middle East and into South Asia.

“The President’s plan announced this evening is an encouraging step in the right direction. Success will depend on the details of its implementation. I will work with my colleagues and the Administration to make sure it is implemented in a manner that ensures U.S. success.” 

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