IU Professor Describes Al Qaida Today
Al Qaida has confirmed that their number two operative was killed by a U.S. drone strike in June.
Dr. Jamsheed Choksy, Professor of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University, says the group has become less centrally controlled than it once was and has also become harder to track down. He says problem with these groups 11 years later is when a leader is eliminated, another one springs up. He says the U.S. is looking at a long-term control issue by trying to eradicate the leadership and rank-and-file of these groups while rebuilding those societies.
Dr. Choksy says the U.S. will soon have to address the fundamental problems that leads to generations of terrorists in the Middle East. He says that includes socio-economic, education and poverty issues in those regions.