Nearly 10 years ago, Osama bin Laden spurred one of the most heinous acts ever perpetrated on US soil. While I can understand how bin Laden’s warped worldview came about, I certainly do not agree with it, let alone with his many acts of terrorism on innocent citizens.
So today I salute the efforts of thousands of men and women who have worked day and night since to bring bin Laden down. And I likewise salute the many ingenious electronics devices that aided those efforts. No manhunt of this scale could be successful without tremendous shoe leather. But the electronics design and manufacturing industry deserves a huge “job well done” for coming up with the systems for listening, watching and communicating that allowed the US to find and kill bin Laden in his own hideout and without losing a soldier. That’s impressive.