Al Qaida Shatters U.S. Victory Claim
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Al Qaida has disproved the claim by the United States
that the Islamist network was defeated.
Leading U.S. analysts, including former military commanders,
acknowledged that Al Qaida defied the assessment of the intelligence
community and President Barack Obama. In early 2013, Obama announced that Al
Qaida was declining and a shadow of its former self.