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Expert: Al Qaeda Reconstituted Since Sept. 11

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Expert: Al Qaeda Reconstituted Since Sept. 11

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Expert: Al Qaeda Reconstituted Since Sept. 11

Expert: Al Qaeda Reconstituted Since Sept. 11

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Marc Sageman, a counter-terrorism adviser to the U.S. government and author of Understanding Terror Networks, says the United States has largely succeeded in eliminating the leadership of al Qaeda as it stood in 2001. But he says new leaders have emerged to guide the terrorist network, which has evolved into a looser affiliation of groups with common goals. Sageman talks with NPR's Renee Montagne.