On the latest episode of AEI’s Banter Podcast, we sit down to discuss the strength of al Qaeda with AEI’s Katie Zimmerman. Definitions matter when discussing an enemy as expansive and decentralized as this one. Katie walks through the organizational structure of the terrorist network, arguing that how we understand the enemy plays an important role in how we respond to it. What’s the difference between the leadership, al Qaeda affiliates, and al Qaeda associates? Katie answers these questions and more as she explains how this group operates and how it’s changed its operations since 9/11. Enjoy!