Who am I?
Why did John love this book?
The bombshell revelation of Nelly Lahoud’s work is that Al-Qaeda lost its international reach after being evicted from Afghanistan in late 2001.
Reading her book The Bin Laden Papers makes it difficult not to conclude that the war on terrorism was largely misguided and that the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 gave new life to an international jihadi movement that was on the ropes—if not on the mat.
The contribution Dr. Lahoud’s work makes to understanding our enemy is invaluable, particularly if it helps prevent a future American overreaction that results in thousands of deaths and trillions of dollars misspent in pursuit of an enemy who has already been defeated.