al Qaeda's New Caliphate

As domestic support for the U.S. occupation of Iraq continues to decline, American withdrawal is no longer a question of "if," but "when" and "how soon." INTELWIRE/INTELFILES presents a special report examining the all-too-real prospect that al Qaeda can successfully leverage any foreseeable scenario for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq against its extremely effective propaganda efforts in the Middle East to create a semi-cohesive regional Islamic power bloc -- an extremist-led political force commanding some of the world's richest resources, an arsenal of nuclear weapons and a territory comparable in size to the continental United States.

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J.M. Berger is a freelance writer and consultant covering transnationalism, business, technology, terrorism and complexity issues. Berger has produced nationally distributed news programming for WBUR (Boston's NPR affiliate) on topics including the future of Iraq and the threat of transnational terrorism. Click here for links to audio. Berger is available for media appearances to discuss this analysis.


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