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Testimonies by Bill Roggio

April 2017

Afghanistan’s Terrorist Resurgence: Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and Beyond

For nearly seven years, the Obama administration wrote off al-Qaeda as a spent force. The group has been described as “decimated.”  After Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan, President Obama said the “core of al-Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan is on a path to defeat.”  The Obama administration pushed this narrative hard, with many counterterrorism analysts adopting the line that al-Qaeda was either defeated or close to it.

July 2016

Pakistan: Friend or Foe in the Fight against Terrorism?

Chairman Poe and Chairman Salmon, Ranking Members Keating and Sherman, and other members of the Committees, thank you for inviting me here today to speak about Pakistan and its support for terrorist groups that threaten the security of the United States and its allies.

April 2014

Assessing Terrorism in the Caucasus and the Threat to the Homeland

Chairman King, Ranking Member Higgins, members of the committee, thank you for inviting me here to discuss the terrorist threat emanating from the Caucasus. Unfortunately, as we…