Analysis: Al-Qaida 'defensive' on ideology

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida leaders are adopting a more defensive tone in their public pronouncements, indicating they may be concerned that criticism from former allies and the increasing civilian death toll from their attacks are undermining their support, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

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