A terrorist attack in Somalia raises concerns about the long reach of al Qaeda and its relationship to the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The fight against Islamist terror groups.


  • Robert Grenier chair, ERG Partners - consulting for the intelligence and security industry; CIA station chief in Pakistan until 2002; director of the CIA's Counter Terrorism Center from 2005 - 2006.
  • Jeffrey Gettleman East Africa bureau chief for The New York Times.
  • Daniel Byman Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy. He also directs Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies.
  • Rudy Atallah is a retired Lt. Colonel and former director of Africa counter-terrorism policy in the office of the Secretary of Defense; he is also the founder of the security consulting firm White Mountain Research, LLC. (WMRGrp.com)

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