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The sad legacy of 9/11: Isis and al-Qaida are stronger than ever

September 12, 2014

The sad legacy of 9/11: Isis and al-Qaida are stronger than ever

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In the years leading up to the attacks of 11 September 2001, the west saw al-Qaida rising but didn’t address the threat in time. My colleagues and I in the FBIand over at the CIA had been focused on al-Qaida since the mid-1990s. The true threat, however, came from the ideology, not the group.

In the first years after 9/11, the west focused too much on Osama bin Laden and not enough on the bin…

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