This issue of the "CTC Sentinel" features an article by Philip Mudd titled, "Evaluating the Al-Qa'ida Threat to the U.S. Homeland," which "looks at the evolution of the threat from 9/11--including the rise of affiliated organizations and independent actors--and the problems faced by al-Qa'ida's central organization in orchestrating attacks in the United States." Other reports in this edition include: "Growing Danger from Radical Islamist Groups in the United States," by Paul Cruickshank; "Manchester, New York and Oslo: Three Centrally Directed Al-Qa'ida Plots," by Raffaello Pantucci; "Lessons Learned from the July 2010 Norwegian Terrorist Plot," by Petter Nesser and Brynjar Lia; "American Journeys to Jihad: U.S. Extremists and Foreign Conflicts During the 1980s and 1990s," by William Rosenau and Sara Daly; and "Tensions Rise Between Hizb-i-Islami and the Taliban in Afghanistan," by Matthew DuPee and Anand Gopal. The publication also features a section highlighting recent terrorist activity.
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CTC Sentinel (August 2010) v.3 no.8