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One Year Later: The Impact of Bin Laden’s Death on Al Qaeda

Daniel L. Byman

May 2 marks one year since al Qaeda leader and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden was slain by U.S. Navy SEALS in his compound in Pakistan. The anniversary opens questions about America’s national security and the strength of the jihadist movement after the death of its most charismatic leader. Daniel Byman examines the issue. (View videos by Michael O’Hanlon on Afghanistan and by Bruce Riedel on Pakistan after bin Laden’s death.)


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