Re "al-Qaeda's New Star Rises" [Dec. 16]: Why does the West fail to realize that each time a militant leader of al-Qaeda is killed by drone or other means, more such leaders would evolve and emerge to take over? Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi rises to power naturally, and he must be nursing greater vengeance against the infidel. Targeting and killing terrorist leaders cannot be conceived as the solution for terrorism. Talking and negotiating sincerely could be better ways.
I find it extraordinarily offensive that...