January 8, 2013

Terrorists Will Bounce Back in 2013

Rohan Gunaratna, The National Interest

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With the U.S. coalition withdrawing from Afghanistan in 2014, a new global threat landscape is emerging in 2013. The Taliban, al Qaeda al Jihad and a dozen like-minded groups located on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border survived a decade of global counterinsurgency and counterterrorism measures. They are slowly and steadily returning to Afghanistan, re-creating the pre-9/11 sanctuary.

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TAGGED: Afghanistan, Islamism, Terrorism

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