April 17, 2012
Taliban, al-Qaeda Awaiting U.S. Afghan Exit
Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg
The ability of the American military and intelligence community to monitor these areas will be enhanced, especially compared with the pre-Sept. 11 era. The administration plans to continue using drone strikes and small groups of special forces to fight terrorism there. But what if that isn’t enough to keep al-Qaeda -- which has been devastated, but not destroyed -- from once again using these regions to train and to execute plots?
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