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Individuals, Small Groups Cited as Terrorist Threats

A new counterterrorism strategy released yesterday by the White House describes al-Qaeda as a significantly degraded organization, but outlines potent threats from smaller networks and individuals motivated by al-Qaeda ideology, a lack of freedom and “twisted” propaganda about U.S. policy in the Middle East. The National Strategy for Combating Terrorism reflects the intelligence community’s latest analysis of the evolving nature of the threats from widely dispersed Islamic extremists who are often isolated and linked by little more than the Internet. It describes President Bush’s “freedom agenda” of promoting democracy as the leading long-term weapon against them. Full Story

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