How Invading Iraq Helped al Qaeda

At the Abu Muqawama blog, counter-terrorism analyst Andrew Exum interviews Daveed Gartenstein-Ross of the conservative Foundation for Defense of Democracies about his new book, “Bin Laden’s Legacy: Why We’re Still Losing the War on Terror.” The central topic of the book is how and why the U.S. has failed to understand al Qaeda, and the ramifications of that ignorance. Gartenstein-Ross says a better understanding of terrorism would have kept us out of Iraq and prevented the creation of our “bloated, expensive, and inefficient system of defending the homeland against attack”; and that a grand military strategy “better suited to the age of austerity” would have kept us out of Libya.

Read more at Reason.com: How Invading Iraq Helped al Qaeda

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