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Osama Bin Laden Dead

Only Defeat Awaits Violence and Extremism

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.16.2011 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

The death of Osama bin Laden should send a clear message, both symbolic and real, to Islamists: Violent extremism will not be tolerated in the new Middle East, and no terrorist leader is immune to bin Laden's fate.

Afghanistan... After Osama Bin Laden

Hamed Wardak | Posted 07.16.2011 | Home
Hamed Wardak

Fiscal restraint is essential during a time of domestic hardship. However, it will cost us much more in the long term if we leave Afghanistan simply because we have eliminated bin Laden, but before we have finished the job.

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington & Matalin -- Policy After OBL? Gingrich a "Jerk"? Carville Attractive?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgMary and Hilary Rosen debate Afghan, torture and Obama after Osama. How is the Barack & Hillary team performing on foreign policy? And the women clash on Gingrich and Gibson (Mel).

'One Of The Most Courageous Calls I've Ever Seen A President Make'

Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has told 60 Minutes that President Obama's decision to launch a raid against Osama Bin Laden's compound with ground tro...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.14.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, talk radio pundits, desperate to turn the conversation away from the success of the bin Laden mission, worked themselves into a faux lather over the Obamas inviting Common to appear at a White House poetry night. Thankfully, the Ghost of Sister Souljah Moments Past did not make an appearance at the event. Elsewhere, troubled marriages grabbed the headlines, with news of Arnold and Maria's separation, the Senate Ethics Committee's scathing report on John Ensign's sordid conduct, and thrice-wed Newt Gingrich's announcement that he was running for president. Meanwhile, joke writers all across America rejoiced with word of the extensive collection of porn found at Osama's Abbottabad compound (insert burka double entendre here). On a personal note, my youngest daughter officially says farewell to her teen years today -- Happy 20th birthday, Isabella!

Follow the Money Trail From Bin Laden's Compound

David de Sola | Posted 07.14.2011 | Home
David de Sola

By focusing on bin Laden's compound, investigators may be able to collect more information about Al Qaeda, which could potentially be just as promising as any of the data from the raid.

The Most Shocking Bin Laden Compound Discoveries

Posted 07.14.2011 | Home

Details of the contents of Osama bin Laden's Pakistani compound are continuing to emerge, with the latest reported discovery -- a "fairly extensive" s...

Obama Speech to the Arab World Shouldn't Ignore a Plan for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

James Zogby | Posted 07.14.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Arabs are not looking to the U.S. president for an analysis of their circumstance. While offering a diverse menu of concerns, two strong points of consensus emerge regarding the issues they hope Obama will address.

Inside The Covert Group That Killed Bin Laden

National Journal | Marc Ambinder | Posted 07.13.2011 | Home

Before the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound earlier this week, President Obama had experience monitoring a white-knuckles counterterrorism operation...

Justice Stevens: Bin Laden Killing Legal

Diane Marie Amann | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Diane Marie Amann

Stevens said targeting a known individual for death was different from killing anonymous enemies in time of war, but that the May 2 operation that ended bin Laden's life was different.

Bin Laden Reportedly Wanted To Kill President Obama

Posted 07.13.2011 | Home

U.S. officials have begun analyzing an estimated one million pages of data found at Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound, and among the things they've ...

Bush 'Not Overjoyed' At Bin Laden's Death

ABC News | DEVIN DWYER (@Devindwyer) | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush has revealed details about how he found out that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had been killed. ABC News quotes ...

The Plan To Kill Osama Bin Laden

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

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

Pakistani Taliban Claim Responsibility For Deadly Suicide Bombing

Posted 07.12.2011 | Home

RIAZ KHAN, Associated Press HABQADAR, Pakistan -- A pair of Taliban suicide bombers attacked paramilitary police recruits eagerly heading home for ...

Bin Laden Wives Acted 'Hostile' In Interviews With U.S.

CNN | Fran Townsend | Posted 07.12.2011 | Home

(CNN) -- Three of Osama bin Laden's widows have been interviewed by U.S. intelligence officers under the supervision of Pakistani's intelligence servi...

We're Not Losers

Matthew Dowd | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Bin Laden's death doesn't signify the checkered flag but rather a lifting of the yellow flag of caution that allows us to regain our footing and pick up the pace. Our opponent is not terrorism but the divisions between us.

Wanted Dead or Alive

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

In the post-9/11 decade, myth and politics have converged and coincide with our transition to a state of perpetual war and economic free fall. As real security nosedives, appeal to myth becomes the prime tool of governance.

Bin Laden's Fugitive Trail

Posted 07.12.2011 | Home

By KATHY GANNON, Associated Press ISLAMABAD -- For a man on the run, Osama bin Laden seemed to do very little running. Instead, he chose to spend l...

The Osama Diaries

Guy Nicolucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Guy Nicolucci

Dear Diary: Another ho-hum day in the sticks. I'm going out of my skull with boredom. The lack of internet access is killing me. No Blackberry, no iP...

John McCain: Torture Did Not Lead To Osama Bin Laden

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committees is insisting that enhanced interrogation techniques were not a factor in the...

The Age Of The Manhunt

Foreign Policy | Posted 07.12.2011 | Home

Never before have individuals been so threatening to the security of nation-states. And never before have nations had so many tools to dispatch these ...

New Details Revealed In Bin Laden Documents

ProPublica | Sebastian Rotella | Posted 07.11.2011 | Home

By Sebastian Rotella ProPublicaDuring his final years, Osama bin Laden expressed interest in everything from killing President Obama to his deputies'...

RED The Book: After bin Laden, Anne Frank, My Grandpa

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Goldwasser

Some people go mad with hate and plot to take over the world, destroying anyone in their path. At the same time, the worst circumstances can bring out the hidden strengths in people, reframing their lives forever.

Osama Bin Laden Conspiracy Theories Abound: Doubters' Defiance

Michael Kugelman | Posted 07.11.2011 | Home
Michael Kugelman

There is little America can do to disabuse the conspiracy theorists of their delusion that it was all one big lie. This is significant in Pakistan, where the doubters are an emboldened lot with recent history on their side.

Last Gasp: Q&A With Osama bin Laden

John Bobey | Posted 07.11.2011 | Comedy
John Bobey

Osama... Osama bin Laden -- is that you? Yes, yes it is -- who is this? It's me, John Bobey.