Dan Foster at NRO has a interesting piece on the post-Bin Laden world, and what it means for the US and for Pakistan.
Given the unusually high level of instability in an area already known to the Pentagon as “The Arc of Instability,” did the operation yesterday destabilize Pakistan? The impunity with which the Great Satan can operate inside Pakistan, combined with the shocking fact that OBL was basically hiding in plain sight in a multi-million dollar compound in the suburbs of Islamabad — and an army town — makes the regime look weak on two flanks. We’ve seen that just about every state in the broader region is a straw away from breaking. It’s not far-fetched to think this is the straw for Pakistan. In the very least, it confirms what everyone who’s been paying attention already knows: there are two Pakistans — two Pakistani militaries, two ISIs — at war with each other, and you can never really be sure which one you’re dealing with.