A World Without Bin Laden

What's it going to look like? More to the point, what's in it for us? How much safer can we expect to be?In Slate, David Byman sounds a note of cautious optimism. Without bin Laden's "star power" to help in raising funds, al-Qaeda and its affiliates will suffer a significant hit in the finance department. Also, bin Laden's heir -- most likey Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri -- will find consolidating support difficult, given the risks involved in communicating. However, he also warns that we still … [Read more...]