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They have a code of hospitality for guests, and they've probably also gotten a fair amount of money from bin Laden

Bin Laden still believed in Pakistan Sep 08, 2007

Bin Laden's video message served several purposes. It showed that bin Laden was not going to cede the airwaves to the United States -- and that he had the impunity to be on the air even as the U.S. and British attacks were under way. It staked, once again, his claim to be the champion of Islam against the West and thus emphasized his Manichean world view. It also represented a continuation of his effort to show that he is the standard bearer of the Palestinian cause. This is pure opportunism on his part since he showed little interest in the Palestinians until the intifada exploded in the last year and captured attention throughout the Muslim world. Even as hostilities continue, bin Laden is trying to build his base of support and foment his version of the clash of civilizations

Think Tank Wrap-up Oct 11, 2001

We stand in solidarity with the Russian people in our condemnation of these deplorable terrorist acts

Chechen warlord Umarov labelled terrorist Jun 24, 2010

Awlaki and AQAP actively engage in terrorist plotting with the intent to harm U.S. citizens

Awlaki lands on al-Qaida suspect list Jul 21, 2010

We assess that al-Qaida was actively engaged in operational planning against the United States and continued recruiting, training, and deploying operatives, including individuals from Western Europe and North America

Al-Qaida remains top threat, U.S. says Aug 06, 2010


Ambassador-at-large Daniel Benjamin is the coordinator for counterterrorism at the United States Department of State appointed by Secretary Clinton.

He was a 1983 Marshall Scholar at New College, Oxford where he studied for BA in PPE. He worked as a journalist for Time and the Wall Street Journal. He was a scholar on international security. From 1994 to 1999, he served on the National Security Council. He was a Senior Fellow in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He wrote a column for Slate Magazine. He was a 2004 Berlin prize fellow by the American Academy in Berlin. From December 2006 to May 2009, he served as the Director for the Center on the United States and Europe, and Senior Fellow of Foreign Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution.

He is currently the US State Department's Coordinator for counter-terrorism, with the rank of Ambassador-at-Large.

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