Osama bin Laden sits with his adviser Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri during an interview with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir. Hamid Mir took this picture during his third and last interview with Osama bin Laden in November 2001 in Kabul. Dr. Ayman al-Zawahri was present in this interview and acted as the translator of Osama bin Laden. (Hamid Mir/Wikimedia Commons)
How a cottage terrorism industry made a lion out of an al-Qaeda mouse

A new book puts together documents uncovered at Osama bin Laden’s hideout and finds the roots of a 20-year threat inflation.

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