- Published: Monday, 18 August 2008 20:13
- Written by Peter Bergen
August 17, 2008
Al Qaeda At 20 Dead Or Alive?
By Peter Bergen
Two decades after al-Qaeda was founded in the Pakistani border city of Peshawar by Osama bin Laden and a handful of veterans of the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan, the group is more famous and feared than ever. But its grand project -- to transform the Muslim world into a militant Islamist caliphate -- has been, by any measure, a resounding failure.