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America’s Goldilocks Moment in the Fight Against al Qaeda

by Mieke Eoyang and Aki Peritz

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After more than a decade of war and a year since the death of Osama bin Laden, Americans are asking: “Where are we in the war against al Qaeda?”

The answer: this is our Goldilocks Moment in fighting al Qaeda—not too little (as it was pre-2001) and not too much (in the immediate aftermath of 9/11)—but now, just right.

This paper explains how we got to where we are and where we are going in the fight against al Qaeda.

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