The Hunt: Baghdadi channels Bin Laden

A decade ago, terrorism experts were picking apart random videos featuring Al Qaida’s Osama Bin Laden.

On this week’s edition of The Hunt, Philip Mudd, former deputy director of the CIA’s Counter Terrorism Center, breaks down the latest video from ISIS’ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and predicted he’ll try to rally supporters using the same tactics Bin Laden did.

May 8, 2019 | ‘An indication of weakness, not strength’ (Philip Mudd, former deputy director of the CIA's Counter Terrorism Center, with WTOP's J.J. Green)
J.J. Green

JJ Green is WTOP's National Security Correspondent. He reports daily on security, intelligence, foreign policy, terrorism and cyber developments, and provides regular on-air and online analysis. He is also the host of two podcasts: Target USA and Colors: A Dialogue on Race in America.

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