What is a “false flag” operation, why should the U.S. be wary - 22015

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What is a “false flag” operation, why should the U.S. be wary that al Qaeda might attempt such a strategy and what should the U.S. do to prevent al Qaeda from successfully executing this tactic?

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A false flag operation refers to a covert operation where the attackers pretend to be the enemy in order to commit a surprise attack. False flag operations have been common in the history of wars and battles but have been used by terrorist groups in peace times in order to ignite the anger of its followers (Perry, 2012). When a