By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst (CNN) — Osama bin Laden must be sitting in his comfortably appointed hideaway somewhere in northwest Pakistan watching the events in the Middle East unfold with a mixture of glee and despair. Glee, because overthrowing the dictatorships and monarchies of the Middle East Continue Reading
FYI, here’s the link to the 2011 Threat Assessment by the Director of National Intelligence.
Self Inflicted Wounds Here is an excellent example of the kind of research that definitely improves our understanding of al Qaida. â€œ Self Inflicted Wounds: Debates and Divisions within al-Qaida and its Peripheryâ€ was released earlier this week and is edited by Assaf Moghadam and Brian Fishman, two of my Continue Reading
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