Osama bin Laden has been killed at last, but America's leaders are not saying "Mission Accomplished" in Afghanistan. Is al Qaeda still a threat in that country or is the Obama Administration's massive military commitment an example of "mission creep?" The White House calls nuclear-armed Pakistan "a key partner in the fight against al Qaeda and terrorism." But CIA Director and prospective Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told a congressional briefing, "Either they're involved or incompetent." Did Pakistan knowingly shelter Osama? Is it a friend, a foe or an ally of necessity? We ask if it's time for the US to reassess strategy in a dangerous part of the world.
AfPak, after Osama
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Brian Katulis - Center for America Progress - @Katulis, Stephen Biddle - George Washington University / Council on Foreign Relations - @ElliottSchoolGW, Sebastian Rotella - ProPublica - @ProPublica, Shuja Nawaz - Atlantic Council of the United States