It would be premature at this point for anyone to come forward with a grand blueprint for America's future defense posture.
Whatever turn events take from here onward, the Pakistani state and society is bracing for a troubling time ahead.
Instead of continuing the cycle of violence, we need to re-evaluate policies that lead to such anger and resentment.
If Muslims are responsible for the attack on America, then Muslims as never before will be in desperate need of American protection.
Today, Israel must choose between continuing an illegal occupation and preserving the self-defined nature of the State of Israel itself.
It appears that foreign governments will be rewarded or punished by whether or not they become part of the U.S.-led war against terrorism.
Not a shot has been fired--yet--at Afghanistan's Taliban, but the country's beleaguered population already is paying a heavy price for the ruling militia's pariah status as host to alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.
The U.S. is now officially among the few countries in the world not formally committed to the fight against racism.
If there is any logic to the terrorists' madness, it is to have the U.S. over-react and turn large segments of the Islamic world against the West. To launch a major military operation against Afghanistan would play right into Osama bin Laden's hands.
Ever since hijacked aircraft smashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, the White House and the Pentagon have been devising a menu of retaliatory strikes against those deemed responsible.