Terrorist Retaliation for Osama Bin Laden’s Death: A Predictive Analysis Introduction The killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by US Navy Seals in a raid on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 1, 2011 has been generating increasing hostility towards the United States among members of the Pakistani government, armed forces, and intelligence community who are sympathetic to al Qaeda. This hostility is likely to result in increased covert support for radical Islamic groups which have vowed to retaliate for bin Laden’s death. Increased terrorist activity is evident in Afghanistan and Iraq, which demonstrates that Islamic radicals in the Middle East are actively carrying out vengeance attacks against US interests in the region....The end:
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