Taliban Leader's Death Creates Power Vacuum, Threatens Peace Talks With Afghanistan, Leaves Door Open For ISIS

On a fall night in October, 2001, just one month after the 9/11 attacks, more than 100 U.S. army ranger paratroopers and special forces launched an assault on a large compound on the edge of Kandahar, Afghanistan. They were looking for clues about the locations and activities of the terrorists that played a part in the killing of 2,977 people in New York that fateful September morning, and knew that one man in Afghanistan, Mullah Mohammad Omar, the leader of the Taliban, could have the...

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