Archive for May 2nd, 2011

High Risk. High Reward. Low Confidence?

By now I’m fairly confident you’ll have heard at least one account of the rather unexpected news that Usama bin Laden has been killed by American special forces deep within Pakistan. Odds are just about as good that you’ll have heard at least one pundit, analyst, or commentator wax eloquent on the significance of this story.

What few will discuss, I expect, is just how little faith in success the United States appears to have had in this effort succeeding.

What struck me most as I watched the President’s address live on television late last night is this:
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Published in: General, History, Security | on May 2nd, 2011 | 1 Comment »