September 26, 2013
Back from the Dead: The Shocking Return of al-Qaeda
The Economist, The Economist
The Associated Press
A FEW months ago Barack Obama declared that al-Qaeda was “on the path to defeat”. Its surviving members, he said, were more concerned for their own safety than with plotting attacks on the West. Terrorist attacks of the future, he claimed, would resemble those of the 1990s—local rather than transnational and focused on “soft targets”. His overall message was that it was time to start winding down George Bush’s war against global terrorism.
TAGGED: Al-Qaeda, Terrorism