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2nd November 2013 – National Review Online

Hakimullah Masud’s End

Benjamin Weinthal

A U.S. drone strike eliminated Hakimullah Masud, the head of Pakistan’s Taliban, who was linked to the 2009 murders of seven CIA employees in Afghanistan. more...

1st November 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Targets Head of Pakistani Taliban

Bill Roggio

The US targeted the emir of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan in a drone strike today in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan. more...

1st November 2013 – The Daily Beast

Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed By US After 4-Year Hunt

Bill Roggio

After years of effort, the US has finally succeeded in killing Hakeemullah Mehsud, the leader of the al Qaeda-linked Movement of the Taliban Pakistan, in the... more...

31st October 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Kills 3 ‘Militants’ in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The US launched its first drone strike in Pakistan in a month. Last night's attack took place in an area of the Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan more...

31st October 2013 – Scripps Howard News Service

Drone Drama

Clifford D. May, Bill Roggio

In 1996, al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden issued a formal declaration of war against the United States. No serious strategy was developed for defeating what... more...

22nd October 2013 – CBN News

NewsWatch

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May discusses the Obama Administration's drone policy and civilians being caught in the crossfire. more...

17th October 2013 – The Long War Journal

Senior al Qaeda Leader and Former US Detainee Killed in Drone Strike in 2012

Bill Roggio

Hassan Ghul, a top al Qaeda leader who was in US custody for two years before being transferred to Pakistani custody and then promptly released... more...

15th October 2013 – The Daily Beast

Anas Al-Liby’s Pakistan Qaeda Connection

Thomas Joscelyn

The recent counterterrorism raids in Libya and Somalia highlight a fundamental flaw in the U.S. Government’s analysis of al Qaeda. A common misconception... more...

2nd October 2013 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Commander Mullah Fazlullah Claims Credit for Assassinating Pakistani General

Bill Roggio

Mullah Fazlullah, a senior leader in the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, has claimed credit for the assassination of a senior Pakistani Army... more...

1st October 2013 – The Long War Journal

Haqqani Network Said to Name Successor to Mullah Sangeen

Bill Roggio

The Haqqani Network, an al Qaeda allied Taliban subgroup that operates in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, is said to have named Bilal Zadran to succeed... more...

30th September 2013 – The Long War Journal

Pakistan Condemns Latest Drone Strike in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The US launched its second drone strike in two days in Pakistan's Taliban controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan. Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs... more...

29th September 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Target Haqqani Network in North Waziristan Strike

Bill Roggio

The US killed three Haqqani Network members in a strike today in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan. The strike is just the third... more...

23rd September 2013 – Fox News

The O’Reilly Factor

Clifford D. May

With new terrorist attacks in Kenya and Pakistan over the weekend, are moderate Muslims doing enough to speak out against extremism within their religion? more...

22nd September 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 7 in North Waziristan Strike

Bill Roggio

The US killed seven suspected militants in a drone strike in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan. Today's strike is just the second... more...

15th September 2013 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Assassinate Senior Pakistani Army General in Dir

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, an al Qaeda ally, killed a senior Pakistani Army general and two soldiers in a roadside bombing in the northwestern... more...

10th September 2013 – The Long War Journal

Pakistan to Free Taliban Leader Mullah Baradar

Bill Roggio

Pakistan is planning on freeing Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Afghan Taliban's second in command before he was detained in Karachi in 2010... more...

8th September 2013 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Confirm Death of Badruddin Haqqani in Drone Strike Last Year

Bill Roggio

The Taliban confirmed that Badruddin Haqqani, one of the top leaders in the Haqqani Network, a Taliban subgroup that is closely allied with al Qaeda... more...

6th September 2013 – The Long War Journal

Mullah Sangeen Zadran, al Qaeda Commander Reported Killed in Drone Strike

Bill Roggio

Yesterday's drone strike in the Ghulam Khan area of Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan is reported to have killed Mullah... more...

5th September 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 4 Haqqani Network Fighters in North Waziristan Strike

Bill Roggio

The US killed four suspected Haqqani Network fighters in the second drone strike in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan... more...

2nd September 2013 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Suicide Team Hits Base at Border Crossing with Pakistan

Bill Roggio

The Taliban launched another suicide assault, this time against a joint Coalition and Afghan base in Torkham at the border crossing with Pakistan. 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?

20th August 2013 - 12:00 PM

Al Qaeda and its Affiliates: On Life Support or an Imminent Threat?

A Conversation with Eli Lake, Thomas Joscelyn and Cliff May

Twelve years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and more than two years after Osama bin Laden was killed, how great of a threat is al Qaeda to the U.S. homeland and America’s interests abroad? Has the instability in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and throughout Africa allowed al Qaeda to grow in size and power? How should the latest threats against America’s diplomatic facilities, paired with the recent prison breaks in Pakistan, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere impact U.S. counterterrorism strategy?