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Al Qaida Changes Global Structure

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Al Qaida Changes Global Structure

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Al Qaida Changes Global Structure

Al Qaida Changes Global Structure

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The war on terror has forced al Qaida to decentralize its global structure. A former FBI counterterrorism agent says al Qaida is an especially flexible organization that has changed its tactics but has the same goal: an attack in the United States. Although no attacks have occurred since Sept. 11, al Qaida is still viewed as the top threat to U.S. national security.