Recently the Global Campaign was asked to write an op-ed column for breakingdefense.com. During preparation of the column we were asked to clarify the relationship between landmines and IEDs. This question arose specifically in the context of U.S. House Resolution 190 and our observation that the United Nations issues an annual resolution condemning landmines.
Congressman Gellegly (R-CA) rejects response to Congressional Letter to President Obama on IEDs and Veterans - On behalf of the 92 bi-partisan members of the House of Representatives, Congressman Elton Gallegly rejected as "inadequate" the response received from the Administration.
Response to the Congressional Letter has been received - Responding on behalf of President Obama, Michael A. Sheehan, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict” and Robert A. Blecksmith, Assistant Director, FBI Critical Incident Response Group replied to the letter from 92 Members of Congress.
The Letter to President Obama has been sent with 69 signatories – Sixty-nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives today sent a letter to President Obama calling for a unified U.S. strategy and international action against Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
42 Members of Congress sign letter to President Obama on IEDs – Forty-two members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed a letter to President Obama calling for a unified U.S. strategy and international action against Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
First, the response to our request for signatories on the letter to President Obama on IEDs is very promising. In just the short time the letter has been available for signature in Congressman Gallegly’s office, we already have commitments from Members representing the House Foreign Affairs Committee; House Ways and Means...