While the threat to the homeland is diminished, the demise of 'Al Qaeda central' is coinciding with a resurgence of radical extremist Sunni political activism. The two trends are connected, and present a growing challenge to U.S. interests.TAGGED: Iraq
, Osama Bin Laden
, al Qaeda
, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
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