SUPPORTING BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 4
(House of Representatives - January 08, 2020)

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           SUPPORTING BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST

  (Mr. RIGGLEMAN asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. RIGGLEMAN. Mr. Speaker, today, I rise to support our brave men 
and women serving overseas, specifically, those in Iraq and the Middle 
East.
  I support their mission, as I did during my time on Active Duty. I 
also rise to recognize all of those who have been working to support 
this mission, including constituents of mine working at the National 
Ground Intelligence Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  I have personally worked, during my past, with NGIC on efforts to 
stop the Quds Force and Qasem Soleimani, specifically their support to 
IED technologies that killed American troops. Soleimani was a 
terrorist.
  The President recently addressed the Nation proposing an allied 
effort with our partners in NATO to address Iran and ensure they stop 
their pursuit of hegemonic goals and their nuclear program.
  I support this effort. Resolute strength is the only way to deal with 
state sponsors of terrorism.

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