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Bin Laden 2011, the “War” Paradigm, and Iran 1980

Posted by alanmirs on May 2, 2011


Bin Laden 2011, the “War” Paradigm, and Iran 1980

The operation that killed bin Laden was not a gigantic military mobilization like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was a precise commando raid made possible by intelligence, planning, and diplomacy. Of all America’s military enterprises since the Second World War, the one it most resembles—if I may be forgiven for saying so—is the attempted rescue of the American hostages in Iran on April 24, 1980

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/hendrikhertzberg/2011/05/bin-laden-2011-the-war-paradigm-iran-1980.html#ixzz1LBcznCG

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