Pakistan, Bin Laden and the Line of Succession to Al Qaeda's Number One



Debajit Sarkar
05/26/2011

From the delicately scripted speech that President Barack Obama delivered on 1 May to announce that Bin Laden had been killed by a team of US Navy SEALS, it became quite clear that it was an operation that the US had carried out unilaterally. More importantly, it appears abundantly evident that Pakistan had no knowledge of the covert operation. This begs the increasingly incriminating question: why would the US choose to keep its "most sought after ally" in the war on terror completely in the...
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