In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin discusses the recent U.S. military operations in Somalia and Libya.
“There’s been a strong desire to increase the number of captures and increase the amount of intelligence that we can glean from these operatives,” says Benjamin, the Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and the former top counterterrorism official for the U.S. State Department.
Abu Anas al-Libi, who was wanted for his ties to the 1998 embassy bombings in East Africa, was captured by the U.S. forces in Tripoli, Libya, on October 5, CNN reports. “There’s a lot to learn from this man,” Benjamin tells Amanpour. “There’s the additional fact that the United States never lets these cases die, and it’s very important to show that we’re going to follow them to their conclusion and that justice will be done.”
Watch the full story, broadcast 10/7/13 on CNN.