May 1, 2012
Al-Qaeda Is Nation-Building - Should We Be Worried?
Will McCants, Foreign Policy
Al-Qaeda's gains warrant serious attention, but they do not represent a shift away from the group's "far enemy" strategy targeting the United States to a "near enemy" strategy targeting local regimes. For al Qaeda, the two are not mutually exclusive.
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