CBN News Experts: Al Qaeda Weaker, But Don’t Relax Yet
Truman Vice President Mike Breen explains why Al Qaeda is weaker than before.
by Caitlin Burke and Efrem Graham
Millions around the world are preparing to commemorate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans.
On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will host an event at the Pentagon, and Vice President Joe Biden will speak in Shanksville, Pa.
The Associated Press reports that Americans feel safer today from potential terrorist attacks than they did a few years ago, a sentiment affirmed by military experts.
According to a new law enforcement bulletin, the successful targeting of al Qaeda leaders has led to a decline in threats of a 9/11-style attack from the global terrorist group.
See recent photos of the 9/11 memorial in New York City, on George Thomas CBN News Facebook page.
“Twenty-three of the top 30 al Qaeda commanders are off the field — either dead or captured in the last two, three to four years. So this has been a pretty tough series of months and years for al Qaeda,” Michael Breen, vice president of the Truman National Security Project, said.
The views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Truman National Security Project or Educational Institute.