Where Al Qaeda and Affiliates Stand Today: A Conversation with David Shedd

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While not in the headlines every day, al Qaeda operatives are still the targets of somewhat regular military operations in places like Yemen.  The U.S. carried out a series of air strikes against al Qaeda targets in Yemen over the summer according to U.S. Forces Central Command (CENTCOM).

Former Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, David Shedd shares just where he believes the al Qaeda threat is focused today, particularly when it comes to the threat the organization poses to the U.S. and Europe, and just how the organization might be assessing its opportunities to expand operations and influence.

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