Obama Meeting with Security Team on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
Washington, D.C.
September 17, 2014

Readout of the President’s Meeting with his National Security Team on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

This afternoon the President met with his national security team to discuss the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters to the U.S. homeland and nations around the world and the Administration’s whole-of-government strategic response. To advance that strategy, the President will chair a United Nations Security Council summit next week, which will bring together world leaders to address the foreign terrorist fighter threat.

Participants in today’s meeting included:

The Vice President (via secure video
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
Attorney General Eric Holder
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough
Counselor to the President John Podesta
National Security Advisor Susan Rice
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power
White House Counsel Neil Eggleston
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan
Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey
Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matthew Olsen
Director of the National Security Agency Admiral Michael Rogers
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral James Winnefeld
Deputy National Security Advisor Antony Blinken
Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco
Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the National Security Council Suzanne George
Acting National Security Advisor to the Vice President Jeffrey Prescott
Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security Rand Beers