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McNeal Testified on Jihadist Web sites for U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs

GregGregory S. McNeal, associate professor of law, was a witness at the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade hearing, "U.S. Strategy for Countering Jihadist Websites, "on Wednesday, September 29.

McNeal, who is a national security specialist, spoke on jihadist websites. Other witnesses included Christopher Boucek, an associate in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Mansour Al- Hadj, director of the Reform in the Arab and Muslim World Project at the Middle East Media Research Institute.

McNeal teaches courses in criminal law, national security law, international organizations, and ethics. He is a national security specialist focusing on the institutions and challenges associated with global security, with substantive expertise in national security law, criminal law and procedure, and international criminal law. Before joining Pepperdine in 2010, he co-directed a transnational counterterrorism program for the U.S. Department of Justice and served as an advisor to the chief prosecutor of the Department of Defense Office of Military Commissions on matters related to the prosecution of suspected terrorists held in the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He has also consulted with members of Congress, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Iraqi High Tribunal, and Fortune 500 companies on matters related to counterterrorism, international criminal law, and national security.

The Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade has oversight and legislative responsibilities over the United States’ efforts to manage and coordinate international programs to combat terrorism as coordinated by the Department of State and other agencies, including diplomatic, economic, and military assistance programs in areas designed to prevent terrorism, and efforts intended to identify, arrest, and bring international terrorists to justice.

For more information visit the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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