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The new al-Qaeda menace

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If the new, decentralized al-Qaeda is such a threat that 19 American embassies, consulates and other diplomatic posts have to be shuttered for a week, we have a decade of wrongheaded U.S. policy to blame.

The Arab Spring contributed by creating power vacuums for militant anti-Western jihadists to exploit. But myopic decision-making in Washington clearly played a huge role. I hope we’re getting smarter, but I have my doubts.

President Obama’s decision to order the closure of U.S. outposts in…

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