Adam Yahiye Gadahn has "no operational skills" and is "basically just a big mouth," says Hoffman. And yet this 32-year-old American, who was born in Oregon and relocated to Pakistan in the late 1990s, is notable for having been indicted for "treason and material support to al Qaeda," according to the FBI. And while Gadahn might not be a key soldier, "he's the American face of al Qaeda," Hoffman says, and is good for propaganda. "When we look at him we just see a mixed-up kid who gravitated towards terrorism," Hoffman notes, and yet he still "brings knowledge of us into al Qaeda's inner circle" which has value. In a photo gallery that appeared on Newsweek.com, Gadahn was described as "the Benedict Arnold of the 21st century."