Reference: Al Qaeda’s Strategic Failures

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Al Qaeda’s Strategic Failures

Thomas McCabe

Parameters Spring 2010

Phi Beta Iota: Just as the US Army Strategic Studies Institute found that the hollowness and ineffectiveness of the Iraqi “army” was the single most important factor in enabling the  decisive rapid “victory” of the US forces in Gulf I and Gulf II, it is important to avoid placing undue emphasis on the strategic failures of Al Qaeda.   They pale in comparison to the strategic failures of the US.