26 min

U.S. Strike Kills al Qaeda Leader in Afghanistan: Breaking Down the Operation and its Implications with Javed Ali, Fmr. NSC Senior Director for Counterterrorism The Burn Bag Podcast – Dissecting National Security and Foreign Policy

    • Politics

In this episode, A'ndre and Ryan are joined by Javed Ali to discuss the recent U.S. strike that killed AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.  Javed provides a background on Zawahiri and how he came to lead al Qaeda. The conversation then turns to the operation itself, noting the significance of Zawahiri being in Kabul, Afghanistan. Javed assesses the significance this strike may have on the terrorist organization and US-Taliban relations, as well as  broader takeaways for US counterterrorism operations. 

In this episode, A'ndre and Ryan are joined by Javed Ali to discuss the recent U.S. strike that killed AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.  Javed provides a background on Zawahiri and how he came to lead al Qaeda. The conversation then turns to the operation itself, noting the significance of Zawahiri being in Kabul, Afghanistan. Javed assesses the significance this strike may have on the terrorist organization and US-Taliban relations, as well as  broader takeaways for US counterterrorism operations. 

26 min