Bin Laden Is Dead: America Still Unsafe

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Bin Laden Is Dead: America Still Unsafe

Devry University

English 135

June 28, 2011
Introduction
So, in the end it was not a cold, dark Afghan cave that sheltered the world's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden. It was a huge million dollar home in Abbottabad, Pakistan, with far too much security and 18-foot high walls, much taller than necessary to protect the two couriers who allegedly lived there alone. A U.S. bullet into his head, among other places, is what brought the sudden end to Bin Laden's life after a 10-year hunt for the spiritual leader of the global Al-Qaeda terrorist franchise and the master plotter of the 9/11 attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people. The death of Osama bin Laden has raised many questions; what impact does his death have on U.S. counter-terrorism activities, Al-Qaeda and Islamic extremism, and U.S./NATO efforts in Afghanistan? More importantly, is the world any safer now than it was before?
U.S. efforts to combat terrorism
Without doubt, the death of the Al-Qaida leader is a great achievement in the global fight against terrorism. The spontaneous celebrations that broke out across the U.S. show how eagerly Americans were waiting to see this day. “History's most expansive, expensive and exasperating manhunt has finally ended, but the most expensive war against terrorism still has a long way to go.” (China Post, 2011) While we take comfort in his removal, we must not become complacent in our efforts to win the war on terror. Bin Laden’s death stands as a favorable victory to the world, but it is a symbolic victory more than a strategic changing victory. The New Zealand Herald (2011) writes that the killing of Osama bin Laden is unlikely to end the threat of the terrorism he inspired, but symbolically it is a victory.
As American’s we must see it as a victory in our ongoing counter-terrorism campaign. In a 1998…...

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