The recent UN Security Resolution targeting foreign fighters travelling to Syria and Iraq had an opportunity to deploy one of the most powerful available intelligence tools, namely partnership with the banking system. Inexplicably, that opportunity was missed.
Even though diplomatic tension simmers between Pakistan and the United States over the death of Bin Laden, the tension may well be short-lived. Islamabad will continue its narrative of ignorance; Washington, in turn, will continue to fictionalise Pakistan's sovereignty as it reaps the fruits of Operation Geronimo.
There is no doubting that the death of bin Bin Laden is the closure of the first chapter of the story of and battle against Al-Qa'ida. But his supporters will ultimately regroup and react to his cult of martydom and open the next chapter of the story.
With hundreds of thousands of people lining up the streets and millions watching the televised event around the world, it is no wonder that policing the Royal Wedding will be seen as a valuable and precious security test ahead of the Olympics next year. In particular, many will watch closely how effectively stretched police resources will be managed and maximised.