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Experts: ‘Decapitation’ May Not End Terror

The Israeli assassins caught Abu Jihad in his study. They left the chief strategist of the Palestinian uprising with 170 bullets in his body. Over the next two decades, however, the movement only grew stronger, and Israel bled even more. It’s called “decapitation,” and a missile strike in Pakistan has raised the question anew: Would eliminating Osama bin Laden and deputy Ayman al-Zawahri deal a mortal blow to the al-Qaida terror network? “Decapitation just fuels the movement itself,” says Jenna Jordan, a University of Chicago scholar who has closely studied the historical record of such antiterrorist tactics. Full Story

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