Al Qaeda’s global leadership faces dissent from those they once counted among their ranks. Guests discuss whether the terrorism organization’s influence may be on the decline ten years after Osama bin Laden declared jihad against the United States.


  • Jarret Brachman director of research, Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
  • Peter Bergen CNN national security analyst, Schwartz senior fellow at the New America Foundation; research fellow at New York University's Center on Law and Security; author of "The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of al Qaeda's Leader"
  • Fawaz Gerges professor of Middle East and international affairs at Sarah Lawrence College; author of "Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy"
  • Michael Scheuer former CIA analyst who headed the agency's Osama Bin Laden unit from 1996 to 1999; author of the new book "Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq"

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