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Al-Qaeda branch’s image soars after hostage drama in Algeria
Washington Post-Jan 20, 2013
… with AQIM leading the charge, said Jarret Brachman, a government consultant on counterterrorism and director of a security-studies program …
On Tuesday’s NewsHour… | The Rundown News Blog | PBS…
PBS - Mar 9, 2012
 for the Washington Post, and Jarret Brachman, the author of “Global Jihadism” and the former director of research at West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center.
Al-Qaida î?i mut? sanctuarul în Libia?
Cotidianul - Feb 29, 2012
Abu Yahya al-Libi, oficial directorul al unui comitet Al-Qaida, ar fi adev?ratul num?r 2 al organiza?iei, sus?ine Jarret Brachman, expert american în antiterorism, 
Jihadist web forum knocked off Internet
Arab Times - Feb 29, 2012
“The al-Shamukh website had become the most trusted and exclusive haunt for e -jihadists,” saidJarret Brachman, a terrorism expert who has spent a decade 
Ft. Hood probe spotlights Web-savvy preacher | Reuters
Reuters India - Feb 24, 2012
Jarret Brachman, a US expert on al Qaeda, said Awlaki and Jamaican Islamist Abdullah Faisal had become the two top English-language militant preachers, 
Arab rebellions puncture Qaeda propaganda – Stabroek News 
Stabroek News - Feb 3, 2012
“The best thing for al Qaeda would be for this uprising to raise, and then dash, popular expectations,” said Jarret Brachman, a US counter-terrorism specialist 

Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan

Daily Times - Feb 2, 2012

“My guess is that he saw Bin Laden as a narrow-minded thinker,” said Jarret Brachman, a US expert. “He clearly says that Al Qaeda was an important step but 

Al-Qaeda parece buscar ataques menores contra EU | EHUI

Ehui - Jan 31, 2012

Quieren aún ataques grandes, sincronizados y muy vistosos”, estimó el especialista en grupo de ”guerra santa” Jarret Brachman. Gadahn dijo en su video que 

Al Qaeda’s Armies of One | Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy - Jan 30, 2012

BY JARRET BRACHMAN | JANUARY 22, 2010 An al Qaeda propaganda image celebrating the prominent Internet pundit Abu Dujana al-Khorasani, who 

Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan

Daily Times - Dec 17, 2011
Analyst Jarret Brachman said Musharraf’s departure in September had removed a target of Al Qaeda’s anti- American 

Arab rebellions puncture Qaeda propaganda – Stabroek News 

Stabroek News - Dec 5, 2011
“The best thing for al Qaeda would be for this uprising to raise, and then dash, popular expectations,” said Jarret Brachman, a US counter-terrorism 

Fort Hood probe spotlights Web-savvy preacher | Reuters

Reuters - Nov 30, 2011
Jarret Brachman, a US expert on al Qaeda, said Awlaki and Jamaican Islamist Abdullah Faisal had become the two top English-language militant preachers, 

K porážce Al-Káidy už sta?í jen smrt dvou muž? – Denik.cz

denik.cz - Nov 24, 2011
„Je poslední nad?jí na globální obrodu Al-Káidy,“ prohlásil bývalý analytik CIA Jarret Brachman s poukazem na Libího komunika?ní schopnosti i vzhled.

Thanks to drones, only two ‘high-value’ al-Qaida targets…

Pioneer Press - Nov 23, 2011
Because of al-Libi’s stature and communication skills, Jarret Brachman,  a professor of security studies at North Dakota State, 

Austrian Mohamed Mahmoud Returns to Online Jihad – NYTimes

New York Times - Nov 15, 2011
 jihadi adherents,” said Jarret Brachman, author of “Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice” and a consultant to the United States government on terrorism. 

Prioridad de Al Qaeda es supervivencia, no sucesión :

Informador.com.mx - Nov 4, 2011
Jarrett Brachman, un importante analista de Estados Unidos sobre Al Qaeda que asesora al Gobierno estadounidense, estuvo de acuerdo en que la muerte de Bin 

Death of al-Qaeda cleric puts wrench in propaganda machine

USA Today - Jim Michaels - Oct 2, 2011

“It was out of necessity,” said Jarret Brachman, a terrorism analyst and author of the book Global Jihadism. “If they couldn’t do anything, they could talk 

Al Qaeda cleric’s down, but his organization’s not out: terror 

New York Daily News - Joseph Straw - Oct 1, 2011

Jarret Brachman, an author and senior counterterrorism adviser to the US government, said Panetta was right. Unfortunately the same is not true of Al ..

THE 3-MINUTE INTERVIEW: JARRET BRACHMAN

Washington Examiner - Sep 26, 2011

Brachman is an internationally recognized counterterrorism specialist, author and public lecturer. In 2003, he served as a Graduate Fellow at the CIA’s 

Al-Qaeda capitalising on ‘Arab Spring’ to build power,…

Pakistan Observer - Aug 14, 2011

Osama Bin Laden has issued no public statement or communiqués about the political protests since their inception two months ago, said Jarret Brachman

More than lives lost in camp massacre – pottsmerc.com

The Mercury - Aug 5, 2011

 the Norwegian blogger Fjordman — I learned via counterterrorism expert Jarrett Brachmanthat the “manifesto” is partly plagiarized from the Unabomber. 

Jury selection to begin in Ark. soldier slaying – AP News…

Salon - Jul 18, 2011

“He thinks he’s al-Qaida and to some extent it doesn’t matter if he officially joined or not,” said former West Point researcher Jarret Brachman

Suspect in Ark. soldier’s death seeks bigger stage – US…

msnbc.com - Jul 17, 2011

“He thinks he’s al-Qaida and to some extent it doesn’t matter if he officially joined or not,” said former West Point researcher Jarret Brachman

ANALYSIS – Without attacks, Qaeda’s roars ring hollow 

Reuters India - Jun 30, 2011

In a recent lengthy interview with as-Sahab, Zawahri mentioned Obama no less than 26 times, according to Jarret Brachman, a specialist on al-Qaeda strategy 

A chilling look into al-Qaeda’s business structure -…

Catholic Online - Jun 24, 2011

Jarret Brachman, the author of the book, “Global Jihadism,” said bin Laden never intended to create the broad-based network al-Qaeda has become. 

Brash and violent: al-Qaida’s new mouthpieces – Boston.com

Boston Globe - Jun 1, 2011

He is seen as bringing “youthful energy and a fresh perspective” to al-Qaida, said Jarret Brachman, a terrorism expert who has spent a decade monitoring 

Bin Laden was logged off, but not al-Qaida - 

Fox News - May 15, 2011

Jarret Brachman, a terrorism expert who has spent nearly a decade monitoring al- Qaida’s Internet and media operations, said a confluence of events in 2004 

Analysis: Core Qaeda priority is survival, not succession 

Reuters - May 3, 2011

Jarret Brachman, a leading US analyst on al Qaeda who advises the US government , agreed Bin Laden’s death offered an opening now for several men to rise to 

Islamists Are Elated by Uprisings, a Top Qaeda Figure Says

New York Times - Mar 30, 2011

Jarret Brachman, a counterterrorism analyst and author of “Global Jihadism,” said the Qaeda propagandists are “consummate opportunists — no matter what 

www.smh.com.au – Al-Qaeda lost on the Arab street

Sydney Morning Herald - Feb 5, 2011

 thing for al-Qaeda would be for this uprising to raise and then to dash popular expectations,” the US counterterrorism specialist Jarret Brachman says. 

Assailing of Mubarak Puts Jihadi Groups in Egypt in..

New York Times - Feb 2, 2011

“Like always, Al Qaeda’s online movement is viewing this through consummately opportunist lenses,” said Jarret Brachman, a counterterrorism consultant and 

ANWAR AL-AWLAKI – The Lede Blog – NYTimes.com

nytimes.com - Nov 8, 2010

According to Jarret Brachman, a former West Point terrorism expert who monitors jihadist Web sites, Mr. Awlaki, whose preaching has been distributed via 

Va. man pleads guilty to aiding Somali terrorists

Washington Post - Oct 21, 2010

However, his efforts to become another American spokesman for al-Qaeda-linked groups have “had no enduring impact,” said Jarret Brachman, a counterterrorism 

Will Fort Hood shooting trial find motive – 

Christian Science Monitor - Oct 19, 2010

A key decision in the Fort Hood trial may be whether to introduce Hasan’s email correspondence with Al-Awlaki, says Jarret Brachman, author of “Global 

Fort Hood shooting: Al Qaeda now…? Christian Science Monitor

What Bin Laden’s New Tape Reveals About al-Qaeda - 

The AtlanticWire - Oct 1, 2010

Now Emphasizing Media Over Terrorism Former CIA analyst and terrorism expert Jarret Brachman explains, “Al-Qaeda has transformed in recent years from a 

Chinese Separatists Tied to Norway Bomb Plot – NYTimes.com

New York Times - Jul 9, 2010

 successfully convinces them to conduct actual attacks in the real world,” Jarret Brachman, a counterterrorism adviser to the United States government, 

G20 security prepared for any threat, at any cost - 

Globe and Mail - Jun 23, 2010

Jarret Brachman, a counterterrorism expert at North Dakota State University, says a more amorphous threat means authorities have to “double down” on 

Letter from Egypt – The Search for White Jihadists 

New York Times - Apr 20, 2010

“Jihadis are desperate to find people like that as low-level recruits,” Jarret Brachman, author of “Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice” and a research 

US Helps South Africa Beef Up Security for World 

Fox News - Apr 9, 2010

Jarret Brachman, former director of research in the Combating Terrorism Center at the United States Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center, 

Friday Q&A: Dr. Jarret Brachman talks JihadJane 

Technically Philly - Mar 19, 2010

Dr. Jarret Brachman, a professor at the North Dakota State University, tracks terrorism efforts online as an academic and as a senior consultant to federal 

Smaller-scale attacks curry favor of terrorists | NewsOK.com

NewsOK.com - Mar 12, 2010

They still want big, synchronized, high-visibility attacks,” said Jarret Brachman, an expert on jihadist groups. Al-Qaida’s senior leaders have worried that 

Page 2: Al-Balawi: Double Agent Turned Suicide Bomber 

ABC News - Jan 5, 2010

“He demanded violence against the United States in the most brutal way,” said Jarret Brachman, the author of “Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice. 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette : INVESTIGATORS FOCUS ON INTERNET … Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Jan 2, 2010

“People across the spectrum of radicalism can gravitate to them, if they’re just dipping their toe in or they’re hard core,” said Jarret Brachman

Focus on Internet Imams as Al Qaeda Recruiters - 

New York Times - Dec 31, 2009

“People across the spectrum of radicalism can gravitate to them, if they’re just dipping their toe in or they’re hard core,” said Jarret Brachman

al-Qaeda (aka al-Qaida, al-Qa’ida) – Council on Foreign…

Council on Foreign Relations - Dec 30, 2009

Jarret Brachman, a former analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, told The New York Times that al-Libi “has become the heir apparent to Osama bin Laden 

Ft. Hood suspect’s friend ‘ji-hobbyist’ – UPI.com

UPI.com - Nov 17, 2009

 online users who radicalize themselves by taking in hardcore jihadist Web content, terrorism expert Jarret Brachman told ABC in an interview. 

Portrait of 9/11 ‘Jackal’ Emerges as He Awaits Trial 

New York Times - Nov 14, 2009

“The trial will be more than just a soapbox for him,” said Jarret Brachman, author of “Global Jihadism” and a terrorism consultant to several government 

Fort Hood probe spotlights Web-savvy preacher | Reuters

Reuters UK - Nov 11, 2009

Jarret Brachman, a US expert on al Qaeda, said Awlaki and Jamaican Islamist Abdullah Faisal had become the two top English-language militant preachers, 

Expert Discusses Ties Between Hasan, Radical Imam : NPR

NPR - Nov 10, 2009

Jarret Brachman, author of Jihadism: Theory and Practice, talks to host Michele Norris about suspected Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan’s contacts with Anwar 

Smaller-Scale Terrorism Plots Pose New and Worrisome…

New York Times - Oct 31, 2009

“He’s a consummate opportunist and a master strategist who has both intimate local knowledge and a vicious global agenda,” said Jarret Brachman

Al-Qaida declares Holy War on China

AsiaOne - Oct 9, 2009

Abu Yahya is a rising leader of al-Qaida who appeals to a younger generation of militants, according to Jarret Brachman, the former director of research at 

Tale Of Exploding Assassin Worries Security Officials : NPR

NPR - Oct 6, 2009

Jarret Brachman, author of the book Global Jihadism, says the attack shows al- Qaida is still determined and still innovating. “And so they’ve developed 

Terror Case Is Called One of the Most Serious in Years -…

New York Times - Sep 24, 2009

Jarret Brachman, author of “Global Jihadism” and a consultant to the government about terrorism, said some details — like what individuals trained Mr. Zazi 

The Abu Talha al Almani reality show – Threat Matrix

Long War Journal - Sep 21, 2009

Leading jihadi information operations experts Leah Farrall and Jarret Brachman suspect he won’t be available for a second season. 

Photos of Sept.11 Mastermind Hit Internet Days Before 9/11…

ABC News - Sep 10, 2009

 past several days, and were posted Wednesday by Jarret Brachman, a consultant to the US government on counterterrorism and author of “Global Jihadism. 

New Photos of Sept. 11 Mastermind Hit Web, Possibly 

Fox News - Sep 9, 2009

 with each other, said Jarret Brachman, the former research director at the Combating Terrorism Center of the US Military Academy at West Point. 

Simulcast – Obama’s Cairo Speech – Forceful Words

New York Times - Jun 7, 2009

Jarret Brachman, a former West Point terrorism expert and author of a recent book, “Global Jihadism,” said the speech “was the most important strategic step 

The Kashmir Connection – Are the Mumbai Terrorists Working…

New York Times - Dec 6, 2008

Jarret Brachman, who was director of research at West Point’s Center for Combating Terrorism from 2004 to 2008, points to that statement as potentially 

Al Qaeda struggles in Pakistan under new leader

AsiaOne - Nov 19, 2008

Former CIA analyst Jarret Brachman said Musharraf’s departure in September had removed a target of al Qaeda’s anti-American campaign. 

Rising Leader for Next Phase of Al Qaeda’s War – NYTimes.com

New York Times - Apr 4, 2008

“I call him a man for all seasons for AQ,” said Jarret Brachman, a former analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency who is now research director of the 

A New Face Emerges For Al-qaida In Its War On The West .

The Day - Apr 4, 2008

 to prominence tracks the group’s growing emphasis on infor mation in its war with the West. call him a man for all seasons for said Jarret Brachman

19 NOVEMBER 2009 – Quoted in Tempi Magazine (Italy) 18 NOVEMBER 2009 – KFI AM (Los Angeles and San Francisco). “John and Ken.” Interview on MAJ Nidal Malik Hasan.

17 NOVEMBER 2009 – ABC Blotter. “MAJ Hasan Dines with ‘Jihad-Hobbyist.

According to terrorism expert Jarret Brachman, Reasoner appears to be a classic example of a “jihad hobbyist,” one of a group of young, online obsessives who radicalize themselves by ingesting hardcore jihadist Web content, from YouTube videos to discussion forums. “They make hating America, hating the West, their hobby,” said Brachman, author of “Global Jihadism” and former research director of the West Point-based Combating Terrorism Center. Brachman said these “Ji-hobbyists,” as he dubbed them, nearly always confine their jihadism to the Web and that a “Ji-hobbyist” who becomes operational — who commits a violent act — is an anomaly. But when it does happen, said Brachman, “They are celebrated.” When Kuwaiti Bader al-Harbi went to Iraq and blew himself up, it thrilled his fellow online jihadis. “The posters were all freaking out because he had been one of them.” ‘Ji-Hobbyists’ Thrive Online, Said Terrorism Expert For Western youth who are attracted to jihadism, said Brachman, the Internet is a way to work out the contradictions between the culture in which they were raised and the demands of religious fundamentalism. “The only way they can reconcile that is through posting and externalizing the process.” One jihadi who started by working out his opinions and his reasons for conversion in public postings was Adam Gadahn, an American convert who is now a media advisor to al-Qaeda. “I’ve tracked the trajectory of kids,” explained Brachman. “They’re dabbling in lighter stuff, then harder stuff. Their appetite for blood grows over time. As they understand the set of grievances that drive the ideology, they fall into It deeper and deeper.” In March of 2007, Reasoner created a YouTube account under the name “ooklepookle.” He has used the handle on other accounts as well, but they can always be traced back to Duane Reasoner Jr. or another name he has used, Duane Edwards. In December 2008, Reasoner created a profile on Stickam.com. Under personal tags, Reasoner wrote “extremist, fundamentalist, mujhadeen, Muslim.” He posted a picture of the U.S. Capitol in ruins, as well as a picture of a Muslim warrior on horseback and a rendering of the “Sword of Tawheed.” Tawheed, said Brachman, means the oneness or unity of God. He told ABCNews.com, “It’s a very general concept within Islam, but al-Qaeda and jihadist groups make it their core. It’s the basis on which they reject democracy and everything that is not in line with their ideology.” On his MySpace account, created in March 2008, Reasoner called himself “Salah ad-Din,” after the famous Muslim Sultan who won back Jerusalem from the Crusaders and is often known as Saladin in the West. Reasoner also referred to himself as “Salah ad-Din” on Facebook. According to Brachman, references to Saladin are a jihadist staple. According to Brachman, the Internet itself is not what radicalizes a “ji-hobbyist.” She said, “It can take you pretty far on that radicalization path. Some people stay at that red line for years on the forums. To cross over you need that next step, the human touch.”

17 NOVEMBER 2009 – UPI  ”Ft. Hood Suspect’s Friend a Ji-hobbyist.” 15 NOVEMBER 2009 – CNN “Newsroom” with Don Lemon. Interview on Khalid Sheikh Muhammad trial location decision. 14 NOVEMBER 2009 – THE NEW YORK TIMES. “Portrait of 9/11 ‘Jackal’ Emerges as He Awaits Trial.”  Mark Mazzetti.

“The trial will be more than just a soapbox for him,” said Jarret Brachman, author of “Global Jihadism” and a terrorism consultant to several government agencies. “It will be a chance for him to indict the entire system.”“I’m sure he’s been waiting for this for a very long time,” Mr. Brachman added. Some terrorism experts believe that Mr. Mohammed will always be considered too secular — and too practical — to be completely accepted by the terrorist network’s senior leaders. “As opposed to the rest of these guys who sit around and talk, K.S.M. actually got the job done,” said Mr. Brachman, the terrorism consultant. “That’s what set him apart, and that’s what made him so scary.”

13 NOVEMBER 2009. THE NEW YORK TIMES NEWS BLOG. “Blogging Imam Who Knew Fort Hood Gunman and 9/11 Hijacker Goes Silent.” Robert Mackey.

According to Jarret Brachman, a former West Point terrorism expert who monitors jihadist Web sites, Mr. Awlaki, whose preaching has been distributed via YouTube and Halal Tube, “is one of the most popular English-language jihadist shaikhs out on the circuit today.” In a post explaining Mr. Awlaki’s status online, Mr. Brachman writes that he and another popular Jamaican cleric are sheiks “for a new generation. Pomp and circumstance matter less today than they did a decade ago. They are accessible. Even fun. Al-Awlaki has a great sense of humor and is really a populist in his approach. His fans love him, adore him.”

11 NOVEMBER 2009. CNN AMERICAN MORNING. “The New Kind of Terrorist.” 10 NOVEMBER 2009. NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO – ‘ALL THINGS CONSIDERED.’  “Expert Discusses Ties Between Hasan, Radical Imam.”

9 NOVEMBER 2009. THE NEW YORK TIMES. “U.S. Knew of Suspect’s Tie to Radical Cleric.”  David Johnston and Scott Shane.

“He’s one of the most popular figures among hard-line, English-speaking jihadis around the world,” said Jarret Brachman, the author of “Global Jihadism” and a terrorism consultant to the government. Mr. Brachman said Mr. Awlaki was especially appealing to young Muslims who are curious about radical ideas but not yet committed. “He’s American, he’s funny, and he speaks in a very understandable way,” Mr. Brachman said.

31 OCTOBER 2009. “Smaller-Scale Terrorism Post New and Worrisome Threats, Officials Say.” David Johnston and Scott Shane.

Mr. Kashmiri turned to terrorism after serving as a Pakistani special operations commando, and has drawn renewed focus from United States officials after surviving an American drone strike in September.“He’s a consummate opportunist and a master strategist who has both intimate local knowledge and a vicious global agenda,” said Jarret Brachman, author of “Global Jihadism” and a consultant to the United States government about terrorism. Mr. Brachman said that while militants like Mr. Kashmiri were not under Al Qaeda’s direct control, they were responding to the terrorist organization’s rallying cry to attack the West. “For years now Al Qaeda has been calling their movement to arms — sowing seeds across the global movement,” Mr. Brachman said. “What is clear, however, is that the seeds are now starting to sprout.”

6 OCTOBER 2009. NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO – ‘MORNING EDITION.’  “Tale of Exploding Assassin Worries Security Officials.”  Mary Louise Kelly.

Jarret Brachman, author of the book Global Jihadism, says the attack shows al-Qaida is still determined and still innovating. “And so they’ve developed everything from body cavity explosives through surgical insertion of explosives into the body. So they’ve come up with a lot of ideas, and they’ve been playing with these on paper,” Brachman says. “This is one of the first times we’ve seen them actually try to put some of these innovative ideas into practice.”

25 SEPTEMBER 2009. FOX NEWS ‘STUDIO B WITH SHEPARD SMITH.’ 26 SEPTEMBER 2009. CBS EVENING NEWS. “A Terrorist Street Vendor.” 24 SEPTEMBER 2009THE NEW YORK TIMES. “Terror Case is Called One of the Most Serious in Years.” David Johnston and Scott Shane.

Jarret Brachman, author of “Global Jihadism” and a consultant to the government about terrorism, said some details — like what individuals trained Mr. Zazi in Pakistan — remained to be learned. But he said the case was “shaping up to be one of the most serious terrorist bomb plots developed in the United States,” one resembling the London public transit attacks of July 2005. “You don’t manufacture homemade TATP explosives unless you want to kill people and destroy infrastructure,” Dr. Brachman said, using the abbreviation for the combination of chemicals said to be involved in the Zazi plot.

9 SEPTEMBER – 10 SEPTEMBER 2009

 

Mohammed’s photos began appearing in recent days on Internet sites that have previously been used by al-Qaida and sympathizers to communicate with each other, said Jarret Brachman, the former research director at the Combating Terrorism Center of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.He looks like he’s in great health,” Brachman told msnbc.com. An Australian counter-terrorism expert, Leah Farrall, first discovered the posting and forwarded it to Brachman, who spent days authenticating the image. Brachman, now an independent terrorism researcher based in Fargo, N.D., said he fears the photos could breed sympathy for a man who has proudly proclaimed his role in the Sept. 11 attacks, as well as other incidents of terrorism, while also alleging he has been tortured by the U.S.”What’s problematic for me is it really humanizes the guy,” Brachman said. “I understand the value of these photos for family members, but at the same time this is the guy who planned 9-11.”

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