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Topic - Michael Leiter
American al Qaeda propagandist Adam Y. Gadahn has released an audio message calling for the assassinations of U.S. diplomats across the Middle East, highlighting how the terrorist network is trying to capitalize on the deteriorating security situation in the region as post-revolutionary chaos tightens its grip on Libya.
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Mr. Leiter said Gadahn's propaganda alone would not earn him a place on the U.S. target list.
"Gadahn has long been a propagandist — although not a particularly effective one — for al Qaeda," said Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center.