Al Qaeda’s Seapower Strategy

An interesting and valid Chris Rawley (Counter-terrorism planner at US Special Operations Command’s Interagency) article from

Al Qaeda’s Seapower Strategy

by Chris Rawley

Usama bin Laden’s serendipitous demise has brought about calls for wholesale strategy reviews on issues related to the war against al Qaeda (AQ) to include debates on the US presence in Afghanistan and the efficacy of legal pursuit of terrorists.  Although AQ leadership deaths are tactical victories, the network is down, but not out.  The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, along with heavy counter-terrorism pressure in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas, have forced the movement’s brand to decentralize over a vast region spreading from West Africa to South Asia.   AQ affiliates have………..[click here to read full article]

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