Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Hearing:  
“Securing the Peace After the Fall of ISIL”

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

3:30 pm-5:30 pm – 2212 Rayburn – Open

Summary: This hearing aims to assess the state of U.S. planning to enable Iraq to achieve and maintain stability following the liberation of Mosul. The hearing will address associated challenges, policy efforts, and resources required to achieve a stable political and security environment in Iraq.


Panel 1:

The Honorable Ryan Crocker

Former Ambassador to Iraq (2007-2009)

Diplomat in Residence, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University


Dr. Kenneth Pollack

Resident Scholar

American Enterprise Institute


Dr. Marc Lynch

Professor of Political Science

The George Washington University

Panel 2:

Mr. Mark Swayne

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict


Brigadier General (USMC) James Bierman

Director of Middle East Division

Joint Staff J-5


Mr. Joseph S. Pennington

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq

Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs

Department of State


Ms. Pamela G. Quanrud

Director, Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

Department of State

(Note: Additional witnesses may be included.)