Pakistan, the Epicenter of Global Terrorism

Lisa Curtis /

The elimination of Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden vindicates U.S. strategy in the region. It will be seen as a major success for the U.S. and show the world that America will remain committed to hunting down its enemies for as long it takes.

The operation also highlights that Pakistan is truly at the epicenter of global terrorism. The fact that the world’s most wanted terrorist was captured in a major Pakistani city 60 miles from the nation’s capital should silence those Pakistanis who rejected the idea of bin Laden being in the country as a western conspiracy.

It should also strengthen President Obama’s hand in pushing the Pakistanis to continue to take action against other terrorists on their soil. (more…)