The assassination of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden did more than knock off America's Public Enemy Number One, it formalized a new kind of warfare.
Obama has set July 1 to start the drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, but the amendment's supporters fear that as few as 5,000 troops may be withdrawn initially.
The battle in Libya looks like a stalemate, and the danger is that steps will be taken to escalate the fighting in order to break the impasse.
This is, after all, the ground over which the 19th century "Great Game" was played, the essence of which was obfuscation. What you thought you saw or knew was not necessarily what was.
In the seats of U.S. imperial power, wome want to fully restore the supremacy that the U.S. enjoyed a half century ago, but others are ready to adapt to new realities.
I feel no relief at the assassination of Osama bin Laden. I thought I would - his leading role in the attack on the Twin Towers nearly killed my wife.
The end of Osama bin Laden closes one ugly chapter, and let's make sure it does not open another one.