Why Wasn’t bin Laden Where We Thought He Was?

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If our dealings with Pakistan are hampered by the same flawed assumptions we used in our hunt for Osama bin Laden, the road ahead for Washington and Islamabad is likely to be rocky. Over at Small Wars Journal, Will Chalmers, a research assistant at the Centre for Security, Armed Forces and Society at the Royal Military College of Canada, wonders whybin Laden’s own assessment of his security needs and vulnerabilities differed vastly from that of western observers.”