January 19, 2015 | Quote

US Spies Expected Airline Bombs–And Got The Paris Attacks Instead

“In some quarters there's skepticism that [Paris attack] was AQAP because analysts expected that AQAP would launch an attack against aviation, rather than this kind of tactic,” said Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, an experienced terrorism analyst and a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democraices. “We get into trouble when we think we know a clandestine foe better than we actually do.”

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