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Rep. Ed Royce: Time for a Plan to Defeat ISIS

By    |   Friday, 05 Sep 2014 03:51 PM

It's time for President Barack Obama to share with Congress his plan to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS), Rep. Ed Royce told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

The House Foreign Affairs Committee has asked Secretary of State John Kerry to attend an upcoming hearing to share the administration's "strategic plan to defeat ISIS," Royce, who chairs the committee, said Friday.

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"Where is the strategic plan to roll back the advances of ISIS? We want to hear this from the administration," the California Republican said. "Members of Congress have been arguing now for months that ISIS should not be given sanctuary — that, in fact, we should hit those targets from the air, and, more importantly, we should be delivering the weaponry needed by the Kurds."

Royce said the U.S. should have a "system to be monitoring and to be aware and to be able to block those who have gotten training from ISIS who could come back to the United States."

The administration should also "lay out a plan" to address ISIS training camps that had attracted foreign fighters from the U.S. and Europe, he said.

"We should not allow that training to continue. We should hit those bases," Royce said. "We have got to get a handle on this threat, because we will be visited by people who will have been taught how to make bombs and how to carry out terrorist attacks."

Royce said it was "irresponsible" for the Obama administration to have allowed the training camps to continue "over the last seven, eight months, as we've watched these columns of ISIS fighters travel city by city."

"I think it's the responsibility of the president of the United States to have hit those assets down there, and taken out those trainers, and taken out the munitions, and taken out the terrorists with air power," he said.

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