Can Bin Laden Be Caught?

After a year of silence, al-Qaeda's leader resurfaces. But with his health in question and his inner circle shrinking, the U.S. hopes it may not be for long

The voice was muffled, labored, weak--as you might expect from a man who has spent the past four years on the run. If it didn't belong to one of the world's most feared men, it would hardly scare a child. Having disappeared from view, sheltering in the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan, Osama bin Laden may have lost the ability to send a chill down the world's spine. Governments don't shut down airports or send security forces into red alert. Even when he makes the direst threats, we no longer feel compelled to slow down, much less stop, the course of...

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