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15th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistan Launches ‘Comprehensive Operation Against Foreign and Local Terrorists’ in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The Pakistani military has launched what it described as a "comprehensive operation against foreign and local terrorists" in the Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North.. more...

14th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Analysis: ISIS, Allies Reviving ‘Baghdad Belts’ Battle Plan

Bill Roggio

The lightning advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham and its allies from Mosul to the outskirts of Samarra, as well as its capture of several towns in eastern Diyala, all... more...

14th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill AQAP Commander, 4 Fighters in Southern Yemen

Bill Roggio

The US killed an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander and four fighters in the second recorded drone strike in southern Yemen this month. Earlier today, the... more...

14th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Ansar al Sharia Tunisia Leader Says Gains in Iraq Should be Cause for Jihadist Reconciliation

Thomas Joscelyn

The head of Ansar al Sharia Tunisia, Abu Iyad al Tunisi, has released a statement calling for reconciliation between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) and other jihadist... more...

12th June 2014 – Quoted by Jeff Schogol, Military Times

Iraq War Vets Angry, Distraught as Insurgents Gain Ground

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Veterans of the Iraq War and their families are watching with dismay and alarm as Sunni insurgents overrun large swaths of Iraq, including cities like Mosul, where hundreds of... more...

12th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS’ Advance Halted at Samarra

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's rapid advance southward to Baghdad after taking control of Mosul just three days ago appears to have been halted outside of the... more...

11th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Takes Control of Bayji, Tikrit in Lightning Southward Advance

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham continues its lightning advance southward after seizing control of Mosul, the country's second largest city, and the province of... more...

11th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Launches 2 Drone Strikes in Pakistan, Breaks 6-month Lull

Bill Roggio

The US killed 16 jihadists, including four Uzbeks, in two drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas. The strikes ended a six-month pause in Pakistan. more...

11th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

IMU Involved in Suicide Assault on Karachi Airport

Bill Roggio

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan said it executed the June 9 suicide assault on a terminal at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi that killed at least 18 Pakistanis, including... more...

10th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Video from ISIS Fighter Shows Aftermath of ‘Liberation’ of Mosul

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

A video from a fighter in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham details the chaos in Mosul after the jihadist insurgent group took control of the city earlier today. more...

9th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Launch Assault on Karachi Airport

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban claimed credit for last night's assault on Jinnah Airport in Karachi that shut down all flights, and said the attack was executed to avenge the death... more...

7th June 2014 – The Weekly Standard

The LA Times Whitewashes the Taliban Five

Thomas Joscelyn

There is a concerted push to sanitize the records of four of the five Taliban leaders transferred from Guantanamo to Qatar. But before delving into some of the specifics, let us... more...

7th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Iraqi Troops Repel ISIS Assault on Mosul

Bill Roggio

Just one day after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham launched an assault on Samarra and briefly took control of five neighborhoods, the jihadist insurgent group... more...

6th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Touts French, German, and Libyan Suicide Bombers in Syria

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Sham, a former al Qaeda affiliate that operates in Iraq and Syria, praised French, German, and Libyan suicide bombers in the latest release of... more...

5th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Takes Control of Areas in Central Iraqi City

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham seized control of several neighborhoods in the central Iraqi city of Samarra during an assault launched earlier today. more...

5th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill Local AQAP Commander, 2 Fighters

Oren Adaki, Bill Roggio

The US killed three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, including a local commander, in the first recorded drone strike in more than three weeks. more...

1st June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban says ‘Five Senior Leaders’ Have Been ‘Liberated’ from Guantanamo

Thomas Joscelyn

Hours after the US government announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been released in exchange for the top five Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo, the Taliban... more...

31st May 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Officials Have Identified American Suicide Bomber in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

US officials have identified the American who took part in a suicide operation carried out by the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, earlier this month. more...

30th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Previously Obscure al Qaeda Leader Responds to Dissenters

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda has published a response to the nine jihadists operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan who sided with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) in a letter... more...

30th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISAF Raids Against al Qaeda and Allies in Afghanistan 2007-2013

Bill Roggio, Patrick Megahan

One of the arguments used by the Obama administration for a rapid drawdown of US forces in Afghanistan by the end of 2016 is that the US... more...

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5th February 2014 - 12:00 PM

Understanding al Qaeda and its Affiliates: A Global Threat or JV Squad?

A Conversation with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Bruce Hoffman, Thomas Joscelyn and Jonathan Schanzer

Speaking about organizations claiming allegiance to al Qaeda, President Barack Obama stated that "if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant." The president’s remarks have sparked yet another debate about whether al Qaeda is weakened, whether it is resurgent, or whether it was ever weakened in the first place.  Has the Arab Spring spawned a surge in jihadism? Are these organizations taking advantage of the new environment in the region, or is the expansion of jihadist groups largely independent of the revolutions? How well is Washington’s current approach to al Qaeda working? If the group is growing despite U.S. efforts, how do we put our policies on the right track?

11th December 2013 - 9:00 AM

Terrorist, Regime and Western Media

The War of Ideas in the Disinformation Age

The Newseum, Washington, DC