Can The Intelligence Community Tell What’s Brewing In Afghanistan?

Thursday, May 5, 2022



Although the age of mass-casualty Islamic terrorism may be ending, American intelligence ought to assume worst-case scenarios. Afghanistan and Pakistan remain the two most likely locales for Al-Qa’ida—still the only organization to have organized a mass-casualty attack from Western-based cells—to organize new assaults against the United States. Is the CIA capable of designing and running operations in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan that could detect and thwart new conspiracies?  

Can the Intelligence Commun... by Hoover Institution

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Reuel Marc Gerecht, a former CIA operations officer, is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is the author of The Wave: Man, God, and the Ballot Box in the Middle EastThe Islamic Paradox: Shiite Clerics, Sunni Fundamentalists, and the Coming of Arab Democracy, and Know Thine Enemy: A Spy’s Journey into Revolutionary Iran.

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