Nick Rasmussen quoted in The New York Times article, “Killing of Terrorist Leader in Yemen Is Latest Blow to Qaeda Affiliate”

Nick Rasmussen quoted in The New York Times article, “Killing of Terrorist Leader in Yemen Is Latest Blow to Qaeda Affiliate”

“’AQAP [Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula] remains a significant, lingering concern, in part because the group was so fixated on aviation as a target, and the kind of bomb-making expertise that the group developed was unlikely to have been contained to just a few select individuals,’ said Nicholas J. Rasmussen, a former director of the National Counterterrorism Center.

“’That kind of knowledge and expertise is of course shareable and transferable — not just within AQAP but beyond to other Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist groups and other like-minded terrorists,’ said Mr. Rasmussen, who is now the acting executive director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership, a think tank…”

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