Will killing of Taliban leader make a difference?

NY Times:
Death of Taliban Leader Is a ‘Milestone,’ Obama Says
His death upends the group’s latest military offensive and throws the insurgency into its second leadership crisis within a year.
I am skeptical as to the effect of his death.  The "leadership crisis" will probably make it easier to find a replacement because the Taliban can just choose the next man up from the last go round.

In World War II when things were going bad for Germany, Hitler took comfort from the death of  US President Franklin Roosevelt.  But the death changed nothing for the war in Europe.  That is likely to be the same in Afghanistan.  It si not like the Taliban  was run by a charismatic leader


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