October 1, 2012

Inside al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (PDF)

AEI, American Enterprise Institute

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American counterterrorism strategy aims to deny terrorist groups space to operate, disrupt attempted attacks, and degrade the organization’s leadership.

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TAGGED: al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), al-Qaeda


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