Earlier this week, Mark Swayne spoke before the House Armed Services subcommittee on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) role in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Swayne is the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for stability and humanitarian affairs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict.
In his testimony, Swayne spoke of the importance of working with other U.S. entities and coalition partners to create a stable Iraq, and testified that the prioritization of humanitarian assistance and stabilization is vital to defeating ISIS, saying “We are working closely with the Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations and our coalition partners on near-term stabilization activities to support the government of Iraq.”
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DoD Official: Military Effort is One Part of Defeat ISIS Campaign, Department of Defense