Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said that Mohammed Atef, one of Al Qaeda's highest ranking members, was killed by American airstrikes. Rumsfeld added that U.S. Special forces have engaged with Taliban and Al Qaeda forces, but the primary target, Osama bin Laden, still remains at large. Some reports say bin Laden is already in Pakistan. Rumsfeld believes he remains in Afghanistan. How can the U.S. track down the elusive Osama bin Laden? And what is the logical next step for Osama now that his Taliban protectors are on the run?
Adil Najam, Professor of international relations at Boston University;
William Beeman, expert on Afghanistan and Professor of anthropology at Brown University
This program aired on November 16, 2001.