al-Qaeda is far more dangerous than it was 10 years ago, the former head of the CIA’s bin Laden unit tells Deutsche Welle in an interview. He is also worried about the increased domestic threat the West is facing.
Michael F. Scheuer is an adjunct professor of security studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. A long time counterterrorism official, he was the former head of the CIA’s Osama bin Laden unit. Scheuer is the author of “Through Our Enemies’ Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam & the Future of America” 2003 and “Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror” 2004.