News and Analysis (5/4/11)

With the revelation that, contradictory to early reports, Bin Ladin was neither armed nor using human shields, Eric Holder’s claim that warfare allows for the killing of unarmed opponents is called into question:

Hiding in plain sight is great tactic, but what did Pakistani intelligence know, and when did they know it?

“The tanks were deployed after residents rejected a demand by Baath Party official Sobhi Harbi that they hand over several hundred men in exchange for tanks staying outside the town”:

The generational divide in Egypt threatens to go critical:

Texas high school classmates stick up for girl in the face of a teacher’s hurtful remark about grieving for her “uncle” Osama bin Ladin:

“Under one scenario outlined by officials in all three countries in recent months, power would be rebalanced among all ethnic groups and warring parties, not just President Hamid Karzai’s government and the Taliban”:

Despite the former president’s call to his supporters “to allow the country to restart its economy in peace”:

A “Libyan rebel whose real name could not be used for security reasons, repudiates extremism. But he fears that the persistence of the reasons that first gave rise to Al Qaeda’s worldview mean that in Libya and beyond the ideology will not be stopped”:

With his death, bin Ladin’s alleged will has become the focus of controversy:







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