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.
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.
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.