The Killing of Osama bin Laden: Implications for the fight against terrorism

DATE: Mon, May 9, 2011 TIME: 12:00 PM Pacific Time

The end of the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden this past week raises a number of questions. How was the operation to capture bin Laden conducted from an operational standpoint? Why did it take so long to find bin Laden? Will the death of the al Qaeda leader diminish the terrorist threat to the U.S. or could it trigger retaliation from terrorist groups? What are the greatest terrorist threats the U.S. now faces on an ongoing basis? How will the reshuffle of national security officials in the U.S., with Leon Panetta moving to the Defense Department and being replaced with a new CIA director, affect the fight against terrorism?

Club members were sent call-in instructions late last week. The teleconference begins at 12 noon today, and you can submit questions by writing a comment below to this blog post, or by tweeting and including #cwclub in your message.

The call will be led by Club President and CEO Dr. Gloria Duffy. Also on the call:

Brian Michael Jenkins, Senior Advisor to the President of the Rand Corporation; Director, The Mineta Transportation Institute's National Transportation Security Center of Excellence for both the U.S. Department of Transportation and Department of Homeland Security.  

Dr. Duffy will ask Jenkins as many of your questions as possible, though please note that there will likely be more questions than there is time. Please keep your questions on-topic. Off-topic or offensive questions will be deleted from this blog.