Counterterrorism Expert: ‘We’re Still A Long Way Way From Defeating al-Qaeda

Counterterrorism Expert Sees Much To Be Done — Washington Post

Andrew Liepman, who is stepping down Friday as deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center, has spent much of his tenure monitoring a near-constant stream of threats, including the latest al-Qaeda plot to blow up an airplane with an underwear bomb.

But as his six-year stint winds down, Liepman has increasingly sought to look past the latest threat data at longer-term questions, including what and how long it will take for the conflict with al-Qaeda to end.


My Comment: I agree.


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