Katrina vanden Heuvel is the editor of The Nation.
In a dramatic, yet sober, Sunday night address to the American people, President Obama announced the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden. He reminded us of the horror, the grief, the tragedy and senseless slaughter of Sept. 11, 2001. He reminded us of how, in those grim days, "we reaffirmed our unity as one American family...and our resolve to bring those who committed this vicious attack to justice."
Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida and the architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has been killed by U.S. forces in what is being described as a surgical strike at a compound in northern Pakistan, ending one of the longest and costliest manhunts in history.
David Greenberg, a contributing editor to The New Republic, teaches history at Rutgers University.
Give President Obama credit. As he promised in a bit of florid campaign rhetoric, he followed Osama bin Laden to the cave where he lives — in this case a high-walled compound of steel and concrete not far from the capital of Pakistan.
Osama Bin Laden was the mastermind behind the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. He was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan. For some analysis, Renee Montagne talks to counterterrorism expert David Kilcullen of the Center for a New American Security.
Former Rep. Jane Harman of California became a leading voice on national security following the attacks on Sept. 11. Harman was the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. She talks with Steve Inskeep about the death of Osama bin Laden.
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