Future of the Global War on Terrorism

by Brittany Harris on May 2, 2011 at 7:12 am

After 10 years of searching for the mastermind behind September 11th, Osama Bin Laden has finally been killed.

Professor of Political Science Brian King from Muskingum University believes most of the world will see this event as a benefit and while many may not agree with American policy, they will not disagree with what happened last night. He said the global war on terrorism will be given more attention, but the question remains, how can you win it?

"There’s no country to fight, there isn’t an identifiable number of people they blend back into populations, this might bring that question again maybe it is possible to win a war on terror if you take out specific people with specific ideologies," said Professor King.

He believes in the short-term, there will be an increase in the frequency of attacks against personnel, embassy’s, and targeting Americans overseas, but does not think a major event will occur any time soon, unless it’s been planned for years.

WHIZ News had the chance to talk to some students at Muskingum University to find out their reaction to the death of Osama Bin Laden.

"I think it’s exciting it’s only a small step in the process it’s a long journey, but it’s something that will boost the morale of both citizens and military alike so that’s a positive," said Preston Elmore.

"I was in fifth grade when September 11th happened so I don’t even remember it, so this is the first time I really remember my country really being proud of itself," said Tori Herbert.

Two Obama Administration Officials said DNA evidence has proven that Bin Laden is dead, with 99.9% confidence. On Tuesday, we will bring you in-depth coverage on the future of Al-Qaeda.