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Good morning Catherine.
But thank you Jamie good morning the top -- here's an advisor at the White House says in line instead -- Qaeda is weaker by the network has diversified.
The dangerous threat from al-Qaeda has not disappeared.
As the al-Qaeda core falters it continues to look to affiliates and adherence to carry on its murderous cause.
By example this -- shooting in France -- lone gunman inspired by radical Islam killed three paratroopers rabbi and three school children.
It's seen as the template for future attacks it was not directed by al-Qaeda.
But the individual -- the same radical ideology.
Future attacks against the homeland will be less well organized.
Less likely to succeed.
Less lethal if they do succeed.
Here -- go will be more numerous.
The number one -- -- -- threat is seen as the lone wolf and on a mass attack by chemical biological or radiological weapons.
A lot of eyes on Pakistan right now Catherine what's going on there this sanctuaries and safe havens.
How many al-Qaeda members are left they are because we know in Afghanistan.
It's less than a hundred.
In a recent briefing to mark the anniversary of the -- -- -- senior US intelligence officials told reporters the deal Qaeda members in Pakistan number in the low hundreds.
But in Yemen the group now numbers several thousand members and this is the most notable shift in the last year that's been -- growing strength of al-Qaeda in Yemen.
Also growth in the affiliate in Somalia North Africa and Nigeria.
So this has been described as an arc of instability that stretches from West Africa to the Arabian Peninsula in the east.
-- it did is say that the war on terror is over knowing what.
-- we get concerned about is there ferocious appetite for finding new ways to to promote the violence and terror around the world.
A -- in Yemen and al-Qaeda in North Africa have really been able to -- the Arab Spring according to these officials.
Who say that these groups really are appointed poet -- pardon me as -- -- -- this morning poised to gain more strength.
If these newly installed government as a result of the -- spring are really not able to deliver.
On -- -- promises of reforms.
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