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I think -- well it's just two years since seal team six.
Raided Osama bin Laden's compound and brought that man down but al-Qaeda and its affiliates still remain a serious threat this morning.
Take a look at this map showing the terror network's reach across the globe so.
Is this a resurgence of al-Qaeda or something else joining us -- -- waves Jeremiah O'Keefe he's a former White House advisor on Iraq.
And the president of the -- global advisors nice to see you this morning Jeremiah.
Do you agree with James clapper did headed to.
The -- and al-Qaeda potential for coordinated.
Attacks and yet United States.
-- being diminished.
But that jihadist movement is more diffuse around the globe do agree with that and what does that mean for the future of fighting them.
Absolutely I I think I concur with -- his analysis on us.
What is happening while Qaeda to radical islamists bomb movement if you will it's that it is morphing into a new combat up model if you will.
All more local in nature.
What the incredible phenomena that is occurring.
Is the access self thoughts and ideas.
All over the Internet and of the communication.
Of sought show.
Aspirations for a global -- -- if you will return to law.
Muslim men -- to be put in place that hasn't been around for about 400 years.
To -- just a few examples on April 19 of course in the wake of what we knew it was unfolding in Boston that Chicago teenager arrested for an alleged link to al-Qaeda.
May have been using the Internet to.
Become radicalized lone wolf there April 22 Canada -- the arrested a bunch of individuals with al-Qaeda links trying to blow up that train.
In every recent reports finding al-Qaeda operatives allegedly linked to Ben Ghazi.
Try to funnel weapons into that area so we're.
We're in the we're talking about some lone wolves here in the United States.
Who are using the Internet for radicalization.
But also talking about a diffuse al-Qaeda not necessarily in Afghanistan may be in Yemen parts of northern Africa.
Sub saharan Africa are all around the world.
What do we do these are sovereign nations after all just send up more and more drones how to we combat them.
You know off fighting all of this war it's going to be a generational effort and by generational I mean thirty or forty years.
And I don't think the American people it's it's something quite yet when you look accident that the different players that are involved here.
In in these radical movements usually have -- an idealist at the top that would be a bin Laden.
And then in the middle you would have a reactionary that might be a Palestinian from the occupied territories.
Or somebody in Afghanistan that was picked up by troops or police and beaten.
And and then you have what we call in in terrorism and analysis the -- souls.
And that would be the -- and follows that -- -- bombs in Boston for instance.
These there are so many factors are playing into this.
And though like I said it's a catch -- to.
You want to be able to come forward and state that you've killed bin Laden at the same time he has now become a martyr in the eyes of radical islamists around the world.
So it's -- it's there's an have been floated this and we've got to be prepared to fight this for the next thirty or forty years.
Shortly what is your -- -- short answer on this few seconds left is al-Qaeda stronger or weaker today.
I I would say it's weakened but it's morphed into a new -- model that's -- a resurgence if you will.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It it's all over the place now.
Jeremiah O'Keefe former White House advisor on Iraq thanks so much for joining us this morning we appreciated as always you're welcome.
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