October 22 2012
photo by U.S. Army
Al Qaeda is back.
Over the past several weeks, the terrorist organization has been involved in lethal bombing campaigns in Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen—to name just a few examples. Most disturbing, operatives from al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and several allies assassinated U.S. Amb. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Libya last month.
Based on these developments, it is imperative for both U.S. presidential candidates to address al Qaeda's expanding global presence. Tonight's final presidential debate affords President Obama and Gov. Romney an excellent opportunity to outline the threat—and explain how they would counter al Qaeda and its allies.