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The killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. special forces in a helicopter assault on a sprawling luxury mansion near Islamabad is in line with the past capture of other al Qaeda leaders from Pakistani cities, highlighting that the real terrorist sanctuaries are located not along Pakistans borders with Afghanistan and India but in the Pakistani heartland.
The liquidation of Osama bin Laden is a cause for full-throated national celebration. It must also be the occasion for a redirection of our efforts to wage and win what has been misnamed the war on terrorism. At last, we must recognize the struggle we are in for what it is - the war for the Free World - and begin taking all the steps necessary to win it, not just some of them.
The death of Osama bin Laden in a million-dollar mansion about 35 miles outside the Pakistani capital and not in a secret mountain hide-out raised questions Monday about Pakistani complicity in concealing the al Qaeda leader.
The death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been the highest counterterrorism goal since the deadly Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and on Sunday a small team of U.S. special-operations commandos achieved it.
Fans at the Mets-Phillies game began chanting "U-S-A! U-S-A!" as the news of Osama bin Laden's death spread through Citizens Bank Park on Sunday night.
At a time when mixed mes- sages come from the administration about foreign affairs in general and the war declared on us 13 years ago by Osama bin Laden and his confederates in particular, this book supplies a bracing dose of clarity.
U.S. military forces will still be able to target al Qaeda terrorists in mountainous Southwest Asia with remotely piloted drones based in Afghanistan should Pakistan's government deny the use of its territory to launch attacks.
In the remote Korengal region along Afghanistan's northeastern border, al Qaeda insurgents and jihadists in Osama bin Laden's network are slowly returning after having been routed by a U.S.-led invasion nine years ago. A new training camp was discovered last September by coalition forces and attacked by U.S. aircraft, killing dozens of al Qaeda, including one Saudi and one Kuwaiti senior member, along with one of the most wanted militants in Saudi Arabia.
Two dissidents, an Iranian and an Afghan, have posted a video to YouTube in which they burn a Koran. In the United States, the act would spark a debate about freedom of speech versus tolerance. In their countries, it is a criminal offense that could bring a death sentence.