"We don't know what the impact will be, the loss of Osama bin Laden on al Qaeda," he said. "Was he merely a figure head who was not functionally involved? Those answers will take a little time."
But Owens does believe that operations like the one that killed bin Laden will lead to a more sophisticated level of intelligence gathering in the U.S.
Gibson says the success of this week's mission demonstrates the country's competence and resolve in accomplishing its missions. Both men, however, caution that bin Laden's death is by no means the end of the war on terror.
Meanwhile, Owens has introduced a resolution in the House honoring the troops and intelligence officers who carried out the mission to kill bin Laden.
Owens says the resolution expresses gratitude to those involved in avenging the Americans who died on Sept. 11.
Gibson and Owens are both veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces - Owens was a captain in the Air Force, while Gibson is a retired Army colonel.