Americans are safer than we were yesterday. According to this morning’s New York Times, Anwar al-Awlaki was just killed. While this news won’t receive the same media attention as the death of Osama bin Laden, it is just as significant for our nation. Why?
Mr. Awlaki was born on April 22, 1971, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. His family moved to Yemen when he was seven years old, but he returned to the States in 1991 to attend Colorado State University. He completed a master’s degree in educational leadership at San Diego State University and did course work for a Ph.D. at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.