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Testimony of Daniel Benaim Before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism
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Testimony of Daniel Benaim Before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism

CAP Senior Fellow Daniel Benaim provides testimony on the United States' policy priorities in the Middle East.

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  • Daniel Benaim

Chairman Deutch, Ranking Member Wilson, members of the committee, it is my honor to testify before you. No party or president has a monopoly on wisdom or wishful thinking, on success or failure. It is in that spirit that I offer the below assessment.

The retaking of the last Islamic State-held villages in Syria – in a campaign designed and launched by one administration and completed by the next – shows that U.S. leadership can still tackle regional challenges. But other recent developments make clear the need for Congressional oversight and action to deliver more responsible policies to advance U.S. priorities.

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Daniel Benaim

Senior Fellow