Newswise — University of Maryland experts in terrorism, international security, politics, and more, can discuss the ramifications of the death of Osama Bin Laden. Sample comments:

START - the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism - has a new report "The Fatal Terrorism of al-Qa'ida" drawn from its Global Terrorism Database.

Aaron Mannes, terrorism expert, told Politico: "First, justice has been done. Osama bin Laden was a mass murderer...The great danger from terrorism is not necessarily the ability of terrorists to strike the Western nations. This has become increasingly hard to do...The danger is how terrorism can destabilize already weak states. This is happening now in Pakistan and Yemen."

Gary LaFree, director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism: "Al- Qa'ida, the terrorist organization Osama bin Laden founded, was responsible for more than 80 attacks in ten countries, fomenting more mass casualty attacks than any other group in recent history."

Donald Kettl, dean School of Public Policy: "This is a a remarkable example of how much better we have gotten in connecting the dots that so often went unconnected pre-9/11."

I. Mac Destler, professor of public policy: "Bringing Osama Bin Laden to ground is an impressive achievement for U.S. intelligence and special forces. It also does credit to President Obama and his national security team - in particular, how they waited and waited until they concluded the time was truly right. Obama has been criticized for his highly deliberative, and sometimes time-consuming, decision making style. Surely this is one occasion when it proved both appropriate and effective."

John Steinbruner, director, Center for International Security Studies at Maryland: "This appears to have been a ruthless and effective operation that will be loudly cheered in the United States but will predictably inflame radical Islamic resentment. Extrapolating to roughly analogous situations, the legal implications are troublesome. The business of summary assassination can readily get out of hand."

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