September 23, 2020 | Generation Jihad

Counting Al Qaeda

Episode 27


Episode 27

Senior U.S. officials claim there are fewer than 200 al Qaeda members in Afghanistan. Hosts Bill Roggio and Tom Joscelyn explain why that estimate, like all others before it, isn’t credible. The U.S. has consistently downplayed al Qaeda’s presence for more than a decade.

President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani meets with U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on February 15, 2020. (Getty Images)



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