NAIROBI, Kenya — The U.S. official who oversees American efforts to counter al-Qaida and other militants in the online battlefield keeps a quote on his desk from a “Most Wanted” jihadi from America’s South. The Alabama native wrote that “the war of narratives has become even more important than the war of navies, napalm and knives.”
“I keep that on my desk because that is true,” Alberto Fernandez, the top official at the State Department’s Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, told The Associated Press. “It doesn’t mean I think he’s a great thinker or anything. I just thought that was right.”
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