House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Pete King (R-N.Y.) will hold a hearing on May 25 on the U.S. national-security implications of the death of Osama bin Laden.
"At this hearing, the Committee will examine the near-term and long-term consequences and benefits to the security of our homeland resulting from the successful killing of al Qaeda's founder and top leader," King said. "While the removal of bin Laden from the battlefield is certainly a victory in our war against al Qaeda and its affiliates, it also means increased risk of retaliatory attacks against America by bin Laden supporters, just as we have seen recently in Pakistan."
King's hearing will not include current administration officials, but rather three cable television terrorism analysts. Two are CNN contributors: Peter Bergen of the New America Foundation and Frances Townsend, former counterterrorism adviser to President George W. Bush. The third, Evan Kohlmann of Flashpoint Partners, is an MSNBC terrorism analyst.