For the time being President Obama is basking in the approval of the American public after the killing Osama bin Laden in Monday’s daring raid in Pakistan.
While visiting US special forces based in Kentucky, he said the success of the mission vindicated his policy in Afghanistan.
“It was a chance for me to say on behalf of all Americans and people around the world, job well done.”
Bouyed with confidence, the president told his audience that Afghanistan is moving into a new phase. He said troop reductions will start this Summer. But as far as security at home is concerned, he is being warned against any kind of complacency.
Charles Strozier is the Director of the Center on Terrorism at John Jay College:
“It’s literally impossible to prevent the possibility of an attack. I mean, you have to live with a level of insecurity. You just cannot prevent, you cannot create a 100% security.”
Information obtained during Monday’s raid suggested a possible attack on the US rail network. The al Qaeda leader may dead, but for the time being, the intense security throughout the US and beyond, will continue.