Terrorist Leaders

Analysis Brief


Author: CFR.org Staff

A new tape from al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden repeated threats to attack the United States and asserted al-Qaeda is growing stronger in Iraq and around the world. The release comes amid anger in Pakistan over a U.S. missile strike aimed at bin Laden's deputy, Ayman Zawahiri.

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Media Conference Call: U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan After Osama bin Laden

Speaker: Stephen D. Biddle

Osama bin Laden's killing by U.S. forces in Pakistan raises questions about the U.S. relationship with Pakistan and the war in Afghanistan. CFR Senior Fellows Stephen Biddle and Daniel Markey discuss the implications of bin Laden's death on U.S. policy and the continued challenges in the region.


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Media Conference Call: Trial of Accused 9/11 Terrorists (Audio)

Speakers: Steven Simon and John B. Bellinger III
Presider: Lydia Khalil

Listen to John B. Bellinger III, Steven Simon, and Lydia Khalil consider the ramifications of the Justice department's controversial decision to prosecute suspected September 11th mastermind, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and his four alleged co-conspirators.

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Profile: Imad Mugniyah

Author: Elisabeth Smick

Examining the life and tactics of Imad Fayez Mugniyah, the Hezbollah military mastermind killed in Damascus on February 13, 2008. Before 9/11, Mugniyah was said to be responsible for the deaths of more Americans than any other terrorist.

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