Despite over-inflated claims by Al-Qaida, their economic strategy against the United States appears to be working.
A strategy of containment against Al-Qaida resembles the containment strategy the U.S. used against the Soviet Union.
LONDON — The new head of Britain's armed forces says that the West cannot defeat al-Qaida but that defeating it is "unnecessary" because it can be contained.
In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, Gen. David Richards said al-Qaida would pose a threat to Britain's national security for at least 30 years. But he argued that the terrorist group could be managed to allow security for the British people.