Response: Terror attacks by al-Qaida lower

Richard Clarke responds to previous post about his data on terrorist attacks.

Richard Clarke responded to yesterday's post, indicating that the data he mentioned was for al-Qaida attacks. According to Clarke: "The number of al-Qaida attacks in the 36 months since 9/11 is twice the number of al-Qaida attacks in the 36 months prior to 9/11. The data you show is not al-Qaida attacks, but all attacks including by such groups as the Colombian FARC."

While that clears up the confusion, it remains debatable whether al-Qaida, currently the most urgent terrorist threat to the United States, should be the sole measure of U.S. national security.

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