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A US drone attack killed Abu Yahya Al-Libi, the alleged second in command of Al-Qaeda, in Pakistan tribal north-west region on Tuesday 4 June 2012. Given Al-Qaeda’s structural transformation since 9/11, how worthwhile is the tactic of targeting core members?
Defining the relative successes and failures of the “War on Terror” has been subject to much controversy and speculation since the policy was first pursued by the US administration of George W. Bush, and ten years on this still seems to be the case.
In an irregular war the traditional notions of defeat are blurred and often success is measured on a subjective basis—potentially producing what seem like positive results for both sides. Within this subjective framework the defeat of Al-Qaeda will never mean total eradication, but instead its successful containment, together with the frustration of Al-Qaeda’s central goals.
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