For 9/11 Generation, Bin Laden’s Death an Emotional Marker

With arguably the most notorious manhunt of all time now over, many are reflecting on the emotional significance Osama bin Laden's death carries for a generation that has come of age since Sept. 11.

With the gravity of the development sinking in this morning, World Politics Review contributor Luke Hunt reminded Trend Lines that what bin Laden did "has dominated and dictated our lives professionally for more than a decade."

Another WPR contributor, J. Edward Conway had this to say: "When I found my way into the U.S. Defense Department after Sept. 11, I was met by a sea of 20-somethings who felt the exact same way I did as part of the exact same narrative: What the hell went wrong, and how can we fix it?"

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