True to form with my two posts from earlier this week, today’s Links of Interest are related to the news of Osama bin Laden’s death. The following are best suited for your favorite longform reading app:
- Killing bin Laden: Let’s call it a day – The Economist – The author considers the long-term effects bin Laden has had on the United States and whether or not he succeeded in his ultimate goal.
- The Most Wanted Face of Terrorism – NY Times – A retrospective on bin Laden’s rise to infamy.
- The Secret Team that Killed bin Laden – NationalJournal – A look at the soldiers behind bin Laden’s assassination.
- Don’t Get Cocky, America – Foreign Policy – “Al Qaeda is still deadly without Osama bin Laden.”
- Behind the Hunt for Bin Laden – NY Times – On the trail of the world’s most wanted terrorist.
And finally, if you’re tired of reading about Osama bin Laden, here are a couple of other good reads I’ve found this week:
- Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom – Guernica – “Each year at Disney World, thousands of interns earn academic credit for flipping burgers or parking cars. Ross Perlin learns about vague assignments, long hours, and the meaning of the phrase ‘protein spill.’”
- What Happened to Air France Flight 447 – NY Times – Nearly two years after Air France Flight 447 went down over the Atlantic, many questions remain as to what brought the plane down and why the investigation seemed to have lagged.