Sajjan Gohel with the Asia Pacific Foundation on what the killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki means for the future of Al Qaeda.
Rep. Peter King talks about the airstrike that killed American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
This morning, we're hearing more about the United States' ramp up of air strikes against al Qaeda targets in Yemen. According to The New York Times, the Obama administration is waging a covert war on militant targets, using fighter jets and armed drones. The goal? To stop al Qaeda from rising to power.
On AM this morning, CNN's Barbara Starr and Peter Bergen discuss why these operations are vital to defeating the AQAP – Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh left the country for Saudi Arabia on Saturday for medical treatment from the wounds he sustained during an attack on the Presidential compound.
James Rubin, Former US Assistant Secretary of State and Executive Editor of The Bloomberg View, joins the AM anchors this morning to talk about what Saleh's departure means for Yemen and if he'll be able to return to power.
Egyptian Saif al-Adel now acting leader of al Qaeda, an ex-militant says. CNN National Security Analyst, Peter Bergen writes, an Egyptian who was once a Special Forces officer has been chosen "caretaker" leader of al Qaeda in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, according to a source with detailed knowledge of the group's inner workings.
Al Qaeda's interim leader is Saif al-Adel, who has long played a prominent role in the group, according to Noman Benotman. Benotman has known the al Qaeda leadership for more than two decades. He was once a leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), a militant organization that used to be aligned with al Qaeda, but in recent years renounced al Qaeda's ideology. Read More Watch what Peter Bergen says about the new leader.
What is the U.S. role in Afghanistan and where and how does it end? Does the death of Bin Laden change the equation? How does Pakistan fit in? CNN’s Kiran Chetry talks to Lisa Curtis, former CIA analyst and former state department adviser, and David Rittgers, legal policy analyst at the Cato Institute and former special forces officer in Afghanistan, about the future of the U.S. war in Afghanistan following the killing of Osama bin Laden.
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