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Fox News To Air Interview With Navy SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi and Jackson Connor | Posted 10.31.2014 | Media

Fox News will air a two-part documentary in November featuring an exclusive interview with the Navy SEAL who says he shot and killed Osama Bin Laden, ...

What Is Gained From the Death Penalty?

Andrew Rice | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Andrew Rice

When a Navy SEAL killed the man responsible for the murder of my brother, I was satisfied. But I would have been equally content had he been taken out of that compound in Pakistan in handcuffs and spent the rest of his life sitting in a cell.

Report Reveals 'Gross Incompetence' In Bin Laden Case

Al Jazeera | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

On the night of May 1, 2011, US special forces launched a raid deep into Pakistani territory to capture or kill al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden....

New Details Emerge In Osama Bin Laden's Death

Posted 03.27.2013 | World

A third member of SEAL Team 6 has come forward with new details of Osama bin Laden's death, calling into question previous, highly-publicized accounts...

More Bin Laden Photos Found By CIA

Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

The Central Intelligence Agency recently found additional photos of Osama Bin Laden's corpse, the Department of Justice acknowledged in a Friday lette...

Judges Wary Of Osama Bin Laden Photo Release

Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

BY FREDERIC J. FROMMER, ASSOCIATED PRESS Federal appeals court judges seemed skeptical Thursday about forcing the government to release photos and...

Ryan J. Reilly

Court Considers Release Of Postmortem Bin Laden Photos

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Judges on a federal appeals court here gave little indication on Thursday they would second-guess the Obama administration's assertion t...

Obama Handily Wins Third Debate

Matt Zeller | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Matt Zeller

Tonight's third Presidential debate featured a battle between Obama the Professor-in-Chief vs. Romney the student-who-didn't-do-the-reading. As someone who has ADD, even I had trouble keeping up with many of Governor Romney's non-linear arguments.

Why No Easy Day Matters

Kevin Maurer | Posted 10.31.2012 | Books
Kevin Maurer

The public deserves to hear Mark Owen's account of the Bin Laden raid for many reasons. Chief among them is that though Bin Laden is dead, others will plot to attack the United States. We will need more men like the SEALs who answered the call in Abbottabad last May.

Does It Matter Whether Osama bin Laden Was Armed?

David Uberti | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
David Uberti

If Mark Owen's account -- to be released on Sept. 4 -- is true, it really doesn't change anything. All it does is show that the administration doesn't trust its own public to digest the truth, even with something as easy to swallow as the death of its greatest enemy.

Blasting Romney Over Bin Laden: An Ad too Far?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Is it a good or bad sign when a political ad "provokes cries of outrage from the opposition"?

What Al Qaeda Thinks Of U.S. Media Outlets And Journalists

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.03.2012 | Media

Materials taken from Osama bin Laden's compound following his death in May 2011, which revealed that al Qaeda has major issues with Fox News, were pub...

Heights of Hypocrisy: The Universal Use of 9/11 in Politics

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

I felt sadness a year ago at the sight of Americans celebrating the death of anyone -- even the man largely responsible for the murder of my husband. Now, I feel sadness witnessing President Obama resort to the same campaign tactics of George W. Bush.

Osama bin Laden and the Morality of Celebrating Death

Kevin Hansen | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Kevin Hansen

Osama bin Laden's death meant that Americans had one less evil to fear in the world. Most of the youth at the White House were not celebrating the death of a human being, but rather a long-awaited return of their belief in American exceptionalism.

Who Is More Macho? Why Obama Made the Right Call on bin Laden and the Wrong Call on His Fearmongering Ad

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The Obama administration has every reason to celebrate the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's killing, as does the country. Less laudable is Obama's attack ad questioning whether Mitt Romney would have made the same call to go after the man behind the 9/11 attacks.

Al Qaeda's Secret Hate For Fox News

Posted 03.16.2012 | Media

Materials taken from Osama bin Laden's compound following his death in May 2011 reveal that Al Qaeda has major issues with Fox News. Columnist Davi...

Time's Bad Pick

Ward Carroll | Posted 02.17.2012 | Media
Ward Carroll

There was only one right pick for 2011's Person of the Year, one centered on the singularly most significant event of the year.

Sony Makes the Right Decision in Postponing Bin Laden Movie

Govindini Murty | Posted 12.21.2011 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Sony's bin Laden movie had come under a firestorm of criticism earlier this summer when Maureen Dowd wrote that the film's planned release in October 2012 was "perfectly timed" to help President Obama win re-election.

Was There an Alternative?

Noam Chomsky | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

That Washington was bent on fulfilling Osama bin Laden's fervent wishes was evident at once. There is every likelihood that the Jihadi movement, much of it highly critical of bin Laden, could have been split and undermined after 9/11.

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...

Watch: U.S. Officials: Al Qaeda On Brink of Collapse

Posted 09.26.2011 | World

The killing of Osama bin Laden and seven years of drone strikes against Al Qaeda's leadership have left the organization near collapse according to U....

Al Qaeda On Brink Of Collapse, U.S. Officials Say

The Washington Post | Greg Miller | Posted 09.25.2011 | World

U.S. counterterrorism officials are increasingly convinced that the killing of Osama bin Laden and the toll of seven years of CIA drone strikes have p...

Poll: Anti-Muslim Sentiment Grew After Bin Laden Death

Posted 09.22.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Many Muslim Americans had hoped that the death of Osama bin Laden would improve their image a...

Man Who Hunted Bin Laden Identified

Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

The New York Observer reports that the man who hunted Osama bin Laden has been identified. The mystery started to unravel after the AP wrote a stor...

Pakistan and the American Learning Curve

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Our lazy and self-comforting reductionism says nothing about Haiti or Pakistan, and all too much about us Americans. The earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Pakistan were natural disasters, but didn't happen in a geopolitical vacuum.