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Multiheaded al-Qaeda has adapted

Decentralized command structure helps terrorist group continue its attacks. Like the poisonous and multiheaded Hydra, al-Qaeda and its affiliates have shown a deadly resiliency, adapting to the decimation of their command structure and the destruction of the Taliban-provided haven in Afghanistan. Last week’s bombings in Spain, coming after similar strikes ranging from Bali to Istanbul and Riyadh to Mombassa, underscored the undiminished capacity of al-Qaeda and its extremist affiliates to conduct major terrorist operations despite the continuing pursuit of its leaders, the toppling of the Taliban regime and a massive overhaul of global security since Sept. 11, 2001. Full Story

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