Obama: Show Us Your Strategy

Last week, I sent a letter to the White House inquiring about the Administration’s failure to meet a June 18th deadline required by law for the Administration to submit a report to Congress on the U.S. government’s counterterrorism strategy to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat the Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and their affiliated groups.

The Administration has yet again ignored the law and missed a mandated deadline, this time one affecting our national security. Nearly two years after the President admitted that "we don’t have a strategy", we still don’t have a strategy. In the meantime, according to CIA Director John Brennan, ISIS’ capability and global reach have not reduced. ISIS continues to inspire attackers who murder innocent Americans right here in the United States. Last December, the House passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which included language I authored requiring the President to submit to Congress his strategy to defeat ISIS by June 18. June 18th has come and gone with no strategy in sight or response from the White House. There is no excuse not to have a strategy. Too many Americans have already lost their lives.


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