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Defining al Qaeda

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Source: Stratfor:

Defining al Qaedais republished with permission of Stratfor.”

The Obama administration’s efforts to counter the threat posed by al Qaeda and the wider jihadist movement have been a contentious topic in the U.S. presidential race. Political rhetoric abounds on both sides; administration officials claim that al Qaeda has been seriously crippled, while some critics of the administration allege that the group is stronger than ever. As with most political rhetoric, both claims bear elements of truth, but the truth depends largely on how al Qaeda and jihadism are defined. Unfortunately, politicians and the media tend to define al Qaeda loosely and incorrectly.

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Posted by on October 18, 2012. Filed under Americas,United States. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.