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photoLately, it's easy to assume that Al Qaeda is hardly what it was.

That since its massive attack on September 11th it's been beleaguered, aching for solid leadership, and struggling wildly to regroup.

And - in tandem with the war on terror - in the geopolitical background.

But new reports suggest otherwise - that Al Qaeda is back.

This hour On Point: Al Qaeda on the rise, and America's response.

Guests:

Mark Mazzetti, National Security Correspondent for the New York Times

Bruce Hoffman, Professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, author of numerous books on terrorism including Inside Terrorism and The Logic of Suicide Terrorism

Husain Haqqani,
Director of the Center for International Relations at Boston University, and Co-chair of the Hudson Institute's Project on The Future of the Muslim World

Mahmud Durrani, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States

This program aired on February 20, 2007.

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