October 11, 2012

Al-Qaeda's Resurgence

Max Boot, Contentions

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However this issue plays out in November, the resurgence of al-Qaeda is a worrisome trend that the next president will have to confront through a variety of mechanisms which will draw the U.S. even more closely into the morass of the Middle East. There is simply no other choice. If America retreats, our enemies advance.

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TAGGED: Iraq, Libya, al-Qaeda


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