Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Why The Hunt For Bin Laden Has Failed

NPR's Morning Edition concluded its two part interview with Gary Schroen, who was given the assignment to go after Osama Bin Laden and "Bring his head back in a box" after 9/11. There were two key points, neither of which came as a surprise:
  • We failed to capture Bin Laden largely due to diverting resources initially committed to capturing Bin Laden for use in Iraq, leaving insufficient resources for going after Bin Laden.

  • We should not feel reassured because there has not been another attack. Bush administration actions against al Qaeda have been ineffective at reducing the threat, and they are still out there plotting against us.
Morning Edition also had another interesting story today on Intelligence Gathering, New York-style.New York City is taking intelligence gathering into its own hands to compensate for not receiving sufficient information from the federal government's intelligence gathering organizations.


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