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

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

September 17, 2014

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 Administrations 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 todays 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