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Capability of Daesh and Syrian Opposition examined in Washington DC

17 March 2016

The Defence Committee holds an evidence session in Washington DC to discuss the nature and capability of Daesh and the Syrian Opposition.


Thursday 17 March 2016, The Ballroom, British Embassy, Washington DC

At 10.00am

  • Dr Fred Kagan, Resident fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • General Jack Keane (Retd), Chairman of the Board, Institute for the Study of War

At 11.00am

  • Charles Lister, Resident Fellow, Middle East Institute
  • Michael Eisenstadt, Kahn Fellow, Director, Military & Security Studies Program, The Washington Institute


This is the next oral evidence session for the Committee's inquiry into UK military operations in Syria and Iraq. The Committee will seek to examine:

  • The military and political strategy to counter DAESH
  • The nature and capability of DAESH and Syrian Opposition
  • The impact of other external actors engaged in the conflict.


Members of the public are welcome to attend subject to prior authorisation from the British Embassy. Please contact the embassy at if you would like to attend.

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