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Why Bin Laden's Still Free

In the past several weeks, international focus has returned to the dusty tribal regions of South Waziristan straddling the Afghan and Pakistani borders, long heralded as the primary lair of remaining Al Qaeda and allied Islamic militant fighters. As Pakistani and U.S. forces have squeezed these areas in a cross-border “hammer and anvil” campaign, speculation has also increased that senior Al Qaeda leaders, including Usama bin Laden and Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, have fled high into the mountains seeking sanctuary from the new coalition military threat. Any sense of relief at this news should be appropriately tempered: Bin Laden has not only trained and prepared for exactly this type of awkward confrontation for over two decades, moreover, he seems utterly convinced that he has a fair chance of eventually winning it. Full Story

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