The Myth of Grass-Roots Terrorism

Author
Bruce Hoffman
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Foreign Affairs
Volume
87
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
May/June 2008
Institution
Council on Foreign Relations
Abstract
Marc Sageman claims that al Qaeda's leadership is finished and today's terrorist threat comes primarily from below. But the terrorist elites are alive and well, and ignoring the threat they pose will have disastrous consequences.