Al-Qaeda Regroups in the Mountains of Pakistan

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Terrorists trained in northwest Pakistan have wreaked havoc in Europe. They're a real threat to the US and its interests. Since September 11, President Pervez Musarraf has received $10 billion in US aid, but the region where Osama bin Laden is thought to be hiding out is said to be more dangerous than ever. The newly elected government has the incentive to neutralize terrorist leaders, unless it's diverted by political infighting. We hear about bin Laden's approval ratings and talk to a Pakistani politician who has survived two suicide bombings, as the US reviews where the money went.

Credits

Guests:
James Astill - South Asia Correspondent, The Economist, Aftab Khan Sherpao - Member of Parliament, Pakistan, Steve Coll - Author and Dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, CEO of New America Foundation, Craig Cohen - Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal