Bin Laden's Demise

Heilbrunn, Jacob
July 2011
World Affairs;Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 174 Issue 2, p7
Academic Journal
The article looks at the 2011 killing of al-Qaeda head Osama bin Laden by U.S. military operatives and what it means in the context of the larger U.S. effort to defeat terrorism since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The author lauds U.S. President Barack Obama, the U.S. military, and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency for their preparation for and execution of the action. He says it represents an important step toward a U.S. victory over terrorism as well as evidence that the U.S. remains a great power. He discusses the Arab Spring uprisings as evidence that bin Laden's views were never consonant with the political aims of Arab populations. The role of Pakistan is also discussed.


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