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By Ravi Khanna
14 January 2009
As President-elect Barack Obama shapes his foreign policy on Pakistan and Afghanistan, dealing with al-Qaida is expected to be one of his top priorities.
A top al-Qaida leader has already challenged Mr. Obama's sincerity of his stated intent to reach out to the Islamic world.
We spoke with some of the Washington-based terrorism experts about al-Qaida's ultimate objectives and Mr. Obama's options in dealing with them.