The Madeleine Brand Show for May 1, 2012

One year later: What's changed since the death of Osama bin Laden?

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A man reads a newspaper announcing the death of Osama bin Laden, at a newsstand in Rio de Janeiro on May 2, 2011. in 2011, Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was shot dead deep inside Pakistan in a night-time helicopter raid by US covert forces, ending a decade-long manhunt for the mastermind of the September 11 attacks.

One year ago, a team of Navy Seals on a secret mission to Pakistan took out the world's best known terrorist leader. Osama bin Laden's death was hailed as a major victory in the war against terror -- the coup de grace in the dismantling of his Al Qaeda network.

But while Al Qaeda's organization may be on the ropes, its anti-western message is still strong.

So what does that mean for future terrorist attacks?

Guest:

Brian Fishman is a counterterrorism fellow with the New America Foundation and a researcher at West Point.


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