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SEALs Killed In Afghan Crash Were On Rescue Mission

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER and PATRICK QUINN | Posted 10.07.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The 30 American service members – most of them elite Navy SEALs – who died when their helicopter was shot down ...

Sources: Helicopter Crash Kills More Than 20 Navy SEALs

AP | By KIMBERLY DOZIER and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 10.06.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials tell The Associated Press that they believe that none of the Navy SEALs who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan had...

A Secret War in 120 Countries

Nick Turse | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Nick Turse

While it's well known that U.S. Special Operations forces are deployed in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq, the full extent of their worldwide war has remained deeply in the shadows.

Osama Wanted Dead. No One Wanted Detainees. Why?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 10.04.2011 | World
Blake Fleetwood

Killing Bin Laden was a missed opportunity to prove to the Muslim world that this mythical leader was nothing more than a vicious criminal who slaughtered innocent civilians, against all tenets of his religion.

The New Yorker: What Happened That Night In Abbotabad

newyorker.com | Posted 10.01.2011 | World

Shortly after eleven o'clock on the night of May 1st, two MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters lifted off from Jalalabad Air Field, in eastern Afghanistan, an...

Pakistan Denies Report Of CIA-Related Arrest Involving Bin Laden Raid

AP | By MUNIR AHMED and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 08.15.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistani army denied Wednesday that one of its majors was among a group of Pakistanis who Western officials say were arrested for fe...

Bin Laden's Been Dead for a Month and I Still Don't Have a Dental Plan

James Napoli | Posted 08.09.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

I'll tell you what, Mr. President. It's been over a month since you nailed the bad guy. You start making everything better right now and I'll let the price of gas slide.

Bin Laden Documents Help U.S. Piece Together Intelligence Puzzle

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is tracking possible new terror targets and stepping up surveillance of operatives previously considered minor al-Qaida fi...

Laughing Through Tragedy

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

In a country ruled by the military for most of its existence, where the ruling elites are better known for corruption and thievery, where is the little guy supposed to find relief? Humor is what keeps Pakistanis sane.

Pakistan Forms Commission To Investigate Bin Laden Raid

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 07.31.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's government on Tuesday named the members of a commission tasked with probing the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, in...

Women Could Serve As Navy SEALs -- One Day

AP | LOLITA BALDOR | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's a dramatic tale. Elite Navy SEALs storm a walled compound in Pakistan and take out the world's most wanted terrorist....

Clinton: Osama Bin Laden Raid A Watershed Moment For Pakistan

AP | By ANNE GEARAN and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 07.27.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- The killing of Osama bin Laden is a watershed moment for Pakistan's confrontation with homegrown terrorism, U.S. Secretary of State Hilla...

True Heroes For Our Time And Beyond

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 07.21.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Let us teach our children about the valor of true heroes, whose strength of character and faith protect the memory of the past and inform the limitless potential of the future.

Raiders Knew Bin Laden Mission A One-Shot Deal

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 07.17.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Those who planned the secret mission to get Osama bin Laden in Pakistan knew it was a one-shot deal, and it nearly went terribly wr...

Watch: SEAL-Mania Grips Nation After Bin Laden Raid

Posted 07.19.2011 | Home

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The Plan To Kill Osama Bin Laden

Reuters | Caren Bohan, Mark Hosenball, Tabassum Zakaria and Missy Ryan | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

(Reuters) - A pivotal moment in the long, tortuous quest to find Osama bin Laden came years before U.S. spy agencies discovered his hermetic compo...

Pakistan's DoubleSpeak

Sunil Adam | Posted 07.10.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam

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Bin Laden's Diary Found (Exclusive Excerpts)

Jack Helmuth | Posted 07.11.2011 | Comedy
Jack Helmuth

Included among the "treasure trove" of documents discovered during last week's daring raid was Osama bin Laden's personal diary. Here now, for the first time, is an exclusive look at some of the entries.

U.S. Braced For Fights With Pakistanis In Bin Laden Raid

nytimes.com | Eric Schmitt, Thom Shanker and David E. Sanger. | Posted 07.10.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Obama insisted that the assault force hunting down Osama bin Laden last week be large enough to fight its way out of Pakistan ...

President Obama Was Right and Michael Moore and Other Critics of Killing Bin Laden Are Wrong

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Those who have no skin in the game in our wars have no business second guessing the snap judgments of the men and women in combat situations asked to do our dirty work.

After Bin Laden, Time for Clear U.S. Policy on Targeted Killing

Chris Rogers | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Chris Rogers

Having killed the world's most notorious terrorist in a cross-border "kill operation," U.S.-targeted killing is at the center of public attention and international scrutiny. Now is the time for the U.S. to publicly announce a clear policy on targeted killing.

Most Popular Drink in Abbottabad

Sunil Adam | Posted 07.09.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam

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New Edition Of "Huckleberry Finn" Replaces N-Word With "Navy SEAL"

Word With | Posted 07.09.2011 | Books

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: The Patriot's Edition is a new edition of Mark Twain's classic story of boyhood adventure, updated for the 21st ce...

Navy SEALs Go From Superheroes To Sex Symbols

The Washington Post | Annys Shin, Published: May 6 | | Posted 07.09.2011 | Books

Ever since an elite unit of Navy SEALs stormed a fortresslike compound near Islamabad, Pakistan, and killed Osama bin Laden, people can’t get enough...

Men Who Would Rather Die Than Quit -- the United States Navy Seals

Patrick Robinson | Posted 07.08.2011 | World
Patrick Robinson

When Navy SEAL Team 6 stormed into Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan a week ago, that was not just a fighting force. That was the most elite fighting force in all the world.