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Former CIA deputy director says US misjudged Al Qaeda's resurgence after bin Laden's death

Posted on AllSides May 4th, 2015
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A forthcoming book by the former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency argues that the U.S. underestimated Al Qaeda's ability to regain its former strength following the killing of Usama bin Laden in 2011.

According to The Washington Post, Michael Morell writes that the CIA compounded its failure to anticipate the Arab Spring movement in the Middle East and North Africa by predicting that the unrest would deal a devastating blow to the terror network.

"We thought and told policy-makers that this outburst of popular revolt would damage Al...

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