So it looks like the army of Pakistan has Al Qaeda on the run - and maybe Mr. #2 has been cornered. What took so long? I don't mean this as a snarky bastard but really...what took so long? About 200 billion dollars has been spent in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as untold more on security upgrades every where. No doubt much was needed in any event but it sound like it is taking putting foot soldiers on the ground in mountain valleys. Not the most expensive highest tech warfare. I suppose the real key was Pakistan deciding it was going to get to it and squeeze Al Qaeda up against the western commandos of any number of nations working in the Afghan mountains.
If this works out well and the real dirty work is done by poor saps earning 40 buck a month which they send back to Mom in Islamabad, take the time to be grateful.