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The struggle for me this month is deciding what Intelligence Community (IC) centric topic is worthy of your time. I could regal you with what I heard from the IC leadership at the DoDIIS Worldwide Conference in San Antonio (24-26 August) and the AFCEA/INSA Intelligence Summit in Washington D.C. 1,045 more words
This long read in The Guardian sketches the turbulent relationship and complex power dynamics between al-Qaida and the group now known as ISIS:
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Since its effective creation in 2003, under the leadership of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, ISI had been happy to use al-Qaida’s brand name and its money, but often ignored pleas for closer communication with central command – even when they came from Bin Laden himself.