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Watching history unfold from afar

Watching history unfold from afar

Taut and riveting, the photo takes the world inside history: Around a lacquered table in the Situation Room, the president and his team are watching a heart-pounding hunt for a killer, Osama bin Laden. President Barack Obama leans forward, deadly serious. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton holds her right hand over her mouth, a […]

Another success for Navy’s fabled SEAL Team 6

Another success for Navy’s fabled SEAL Team 6

The raid that killed Osama bin Laden will go down in history as the most important covert operation since 9/11, earning the elite Navy SEAL team that carried it out permanent bragging rights for finishing off the most-wanted terrorist on Earth. It was a near-textbook operation, despite the near-failure of one of the helicopters carrying […]

Osama bin Laden found, killed by U.S. forces

Osama bin Laden found, killed by U.S. forces

Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was slain in his luxury hideout in Pakistan early Monday in a firefight with U.S. forces, ending a manhunt that spanned a frustrating decade. “Justice has been done,” President Barack Obama said in a dramatic announcement at […]

Osama’s path to fanaticism

Osama’s path to fanaticism

Osama bin Laden was born into one of Saudi Arabia’s most prosperous families, but he left home in search of revolution, found a path of fanaticism, inspired a murderous organization that terrorized the West, and ultimately became the most wanted man in the world. The most intense manhunt in history finally caught up with bin […]

Full text of President’s statement

Full text of President’s statement

President Barack Obama said on Sunday that the mastermind of the September 11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people has been killed in Pakistan by U.S.-led forces. Following is the text of Obama’s statement to America: Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an […]