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Peter Bergen: Why al Qaeda Still Matters

  • Wed, Sep 10 2008
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    • Trudy Rubin
    • Peter Bergen

The following are excerpts from a series of interviews with some of the country’s top terrorism experts conducted by Trudy Rubin, the Worldview columnist for thePhiladelphia Inquirer in conjunction with the July 2008 volume of The Annals on “Terrorism: What the Next President Will Face.”  This interview is with Peter Bergen, CNN’s terrorism analyst and  one of the only Americans to interview Osama bin Laden in 1997.  His most recent book is The Osama bin Laden I know:  An Oral History of al Qaeda’s Leader. Trudy Rubin: Peter, some analysts argue that al Qaeda is no longer as important a threat as it once was.  There…

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