Killing a Terrorist Leader Can Backfire
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 944 , Segment 6
Episode: Divided Congress, Goat Yoga, Lab-Grown Meat
- Nov 15, 2018 10:00 pm
- 18:37 mins
Guest: Tricia Bacon, PhD, Assistant Professor at American University’s School of Public Affairs Shortly after Barack Obama took office in 2009, he made killing or capture of Osama Bin Laden the top priority of America’s war against Al Qaeda. In 2011, they got him. But cutting off the head did not kill the proverbial snake in this case. In fact, killing Bin Laden may have hastened the rise of ISIS, whose tactics have been as more brutal as Al Qaeda's.