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Ep. 40 – Al Qaeda in Iran–and Afghanistan

Hosts Tom Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss and critique Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech on the Iran-Al Qaeda axis. Contrary to much reporting, there is a long history of ties between the two. But there’s also much evidence pointing to al Qaeda’s ongoing alliance with the Taliban, an issue Pompeo is eager to downplay. The guys also explain why the 2001 AUMF isn’t being used to start a war with Iran. Read more →

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Ep. 36 – The U.S. withdraws from Somalia

Hosts Tom Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss President Trump's decision to order the withdrawal of a small American force from Somalia. Shabaab, al Qaeda's branch in East Africa, will continue to fight on, waging an insurgency against the Somali government while threatening countries throughout the region and possibly elsewhere as well. Read more →

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Ep. 32 – What Will Biden Do?

Hosts Tom Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss the decisions awaiting the incoming Biden administration with respect to the ongoing conflicts in several countries. They also discuss the State Department’s decision to delist al Qaeda’s Uighur affiliate.  Powered by RedCircle Take a look around the globe today and you’ll see jihadists... Read more →

Islamic State claims terrorist attack in Vienna

The Islamic State's Amaq News Agency claims that the terrorist who carried out an attack in Vienna, Austria yesterday was a "soldier of the caliphate." Amaq identifies him as Abu Dujana al-Albani. He was imprisoned in 2019 after he attempted to join the Islamic State in Syria, but was released early. Read more →