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Targets and tactics of Al Qaeda

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Read (Sept/2013): Al Qaeda may rise from ashes of Syria at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/9/al-qaeda-may-rise-ashes-syria-report/
Read (Sept/2012): Pro-al Qaeda group seen behind deadly Benghazi attack at http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/12/world/africa/libya-attack-jihadists/index.html
Read (Oct/2012): Al-Qaida making comeback in Iraq, officials say at http://news.yahoo.com/al-qaida-making-comeback-iraq-officials-165659290.html

From what you have read about al-Qaeda, what do you think would be the most likely targets and tactics? Explain. Cite your work.

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Al Qaeda selects targets that have high symbolic value, mass causalities, severe damage to the US economy, and maximum psychological trauma. Specifically, it is likely to select within aviation, petroleum, and nuclear sectors and important national landmarks. The target selected will be one which is vulnerable.
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This solution explains the most likely targets and tactics of Al Qaeda . The sources used are also included in the solution.