Chertoff: Al Qaeda ‘More Dangerous’ Than 15 Years Ago

Former Homeland Security Secretary under President George W. Bush, Michael Chertoff,  said Sunday that the splintered al Qaeda that exists today is “more dangerous” than the core al Qaeda of 15 years ago.

“In many way it’s more dangerous, because now we have what I call 2.0 or 3.0, which is widely dispersed, a younger generation coming up with new ideas, not necessarily repeating what did in the past,” Chertoff said on ABC’s “This Week.” “And we now see them all the way from West Africa into South Asia.  And so there’s a much broader battlefield.”

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