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"Signs are al Qaeda is on the Move Again," UPI, 13 March 2012.

For examples of commentary declaring the Arab Spring to be a disaster for al Qaeda, see Neal Conan, "Bergen Correctly Predicted bin Laden's Location," interview with Peter Bergen, National Public Radio, 3 May 2011; Fawaz Gerges, "The Rise and Fall of al Qaeda: Debunking the Terrorism Narrative," Huffington Post, 3 January 2012; Dan Murphy, "Bin Laden's Death Puts Exclamation Mark on al Qaeda's Demise," Christian Science Monitor, 3 May 2011. For an extended look at the opportunities that salafi jihadis see in the events of the Arab Spring, see Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Tara Vassefi, "Perceptions of the 'Arab Spring' within the Salafi Jihadi Movement," unpublished manuscript, draft dated 16 February 2012.

Elizabeth Bumiller, "Panetta Says Defeat of al Qaeda is 'Within Reach,'" New York Times, 9 July 2011.

See Derek Jones, Understanding the Form, Function, and Logic of Clandestine Insurgent and Terrorist Networks: The First Step in Effective Counternetwork Operations. Forthcoming 2012 from Joint Special Operations University.

These thinkers include Abd al Aziz al Muqrin, Abu Bakr Naji, Abu Ubayd al Qurashi, and Abu Musab al Suri. See Michael W.S. Ryan, The Deep Battle: Decoding al Qaeda's Strategy against America. Unpublished manuscript dated 10 December 2011.

Bruce Riedel, The Search for al Qaeda: Its Leadership, Ideology, and Future. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2008, p. 42.

Steve Coll, Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001. New York: Penguin Books, 2004, p. 163.

"Bin Laden Addresses American People on Causes, Outcome of 11 Sep Attacks," trans. Open Source Center, Al Jazeera, 29 October 2004.

Yegor Gaidar, "The Soviet Collapse: Grain and Oil," American Enterprise Institute, 19 April 2007.

Osama bin Laden, "The Solution," trans. Nine Eleven Finding Answers (NEFA) Foundation, video, 7 September 2007,

Declaration, 1st Extraordinary Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, Islamabad, Pakistan, 27-29 January 1980.

James Dorsey, "Islamic Nations Fire Broadsides at Soviet Military Interventions," Christian Science Monitor, 30 January 1980.

Mohammed M. Hafez, "Jihad after Iraq: Lessons from the Arab Afghans Phenomenon," CTC Sentinel (Combating Terrorism Center at West Point), March 2008.

Indictment, United States v. Arnaout, 02 CR 892 (Northern District of Illinois, 2002), p. 2.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Bin Laden's Legacy: Why We're Still Losing the War on Terror. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2011, pp. 23-24.

U.S. Government Accountability Office, "Embassy Construction: State Has Made Progress Constructing New Embassies, but Better Planning is Needed for Operations and Maintenance Requirements," June 2006, p. 1.

Taysir Allouni, "A Discussion on the New Crusader Wars," trans. Open Source Center, Al Jazeera, 21 October 2001.

Bruce Riedel, The Search for al Qaeda: Its Leadership, Ideology and Future. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2008, p. 1.

Thomas E. Ricks, Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq (New York: Penguin Books, 2006), p. 28.

Souhail Karam, "Riyadh Says Arrested Militants Planning Oil Attacks," Reuters, 24 March 2010.

Neela Banerjee, "U.S. Report: Oil Imports Down, Domestic Production Highest Since 2003," Los Angeles Times, 12 March 2012.

Osama bin Laden, "Declaration of Jihad against the Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Mosques," trans. Open Source Center, 23 August 1996.

"Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia: Excerpts from 'The Laws of Targeting Petroleum-Related Interests,'" GlobalTerrorAlert, March 2006.

"Newly Released Video of al Qaeda's Deputy Leader Ayman al Zawahiri's Interview to al Sahab TV," Middle East Media Research Institute, No. 1044, 8 December 2005.

"Group Suggests Striking Oil Facilities in Canada, Mexico, and Venezuela," Jerusalem Post, 15 February 2007.

Gal Luft & Anne Korin, "Terror's Next Target," Journal of International Security Affairs, December 2003.

Christopher Dickey, "Saudi Storms," Newsweek, 3 October 2005.

Neil Partrick, testimony to the House of Commons Select Committee on Foreign Affairs, March 2006. See Kevin G. Hall, "WikiLeaks Cables Show Worry about Saudi Oil Security," McClatchy Newspapers, 15 June 2011.

Robert Baer, Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2003, p. xxv.

"Yemeni-American Jihadi Cleric Anwar al Awlaki in First Interview with al Qaeda Media Calls on Muslim U.S. Servicemen to Kill Fellow Soldiers," Middle East Media Research Institute, release no. 2480, 23 May 2010.

Head of Foreign Operations [Anwar al Awlaki], "The Objectives of Operation Hemorrhage," Inspire, November 2010, p. 7.

Adam Gadahn, "A Call to Arms," video, March 2010.

"'What Are You Waiting For':U.S. Born al Qaeda Spokesman Calls on Americans to 'Buy Guns and Start Shooting People,'" Daily Mail (London), 4 June 2011.

"Threat Message on Jihadist Forum Names U.S., International Targets," Open Source Center summary in Arabic, 31 December 2009.