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Arab Spring Provides Opportunities For Al-Qaida

NPR | Dec. 6, 2012 2:20 a.m. | Updated: Dec. 6, 2012 9:11 a.m.

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Dina Temple-Raston

The Pentagon’s top lawyer has talked about how the U.S. would deal with terrorism after al-Qaida’s core was defeated. But experts say the talk is premature. The Arab Spring has helped al-Qaida affiliates proliferate over the past year. And while they might not be able to pull off large scale attacks, they are still a very real threat.

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