Post-Gaddafi Libya may have the mirage of stability. But for Western oil firms – and other Western interests – al-Qaeda and other jihadists pose a threat.
Killing or capturing leaders of terrorist groups increases the chances these groups will collapse. In spite of what some politicians see as short-term political and diplomatic costs, my findings suggest targeted killings are an effective counterterrorism strategy in the long run.
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The US called the death of al-Libi the most serious blow to Al Qaeda since the death of Osama bin Laden last year.