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Documentary Shows There Were Last-Minute Doubts On Bin Laden Raid

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 10.31.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — A new documentary reveals that a last-minute double-check of intelligence before the raid that killed Osama bin Laden last spring cas...

Droning on in Afghanistan

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 10.17.2011 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

Today the drone increasingly projects American power and justice in distant lands. Shoot down an American helicopter and you'll soon find a drone buzzing in to settle scores.

Report: Pakistan Gave China Access To Downed Bin Laden-Raid Helicopter

AP | PAULINE JELINEK and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 10.14.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The U.S. suspects that Pakistan retaliated for the humiliating American raid that killed Osama bin Laden by allowing the Chinese mi...

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.

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...

'Less, Not More'

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — The decision to suspend more than one-third of American military aid to Pakistan could end up hurting Washington more than Islamabad...

Did We Save Bin Laden From a "Fate Worse Than Death"?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

It would have been better and wiser for us and the world -- and worse for al Qaeda -- if we hadn't summarily assassinated Osama bin Laden.

Cellphone Provides New Bin Laden-Pakistani Leads

AP | Posted 08.23.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A cellphone of Osama bin Laden's trusted courier recovered in the U.S. raid last month that killed both men in Pakistan contained c...

Predicting Obama's Afghanistan Announcement

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama, from many accounts, will be using a tactic in his primetime speech that I would call "muddying the waters." The president is going to have a more complicated withdrawal schedule than one might have expected.

The Road From Abbottabad Leads to Lame Analysis

C. Christine Fair | Posted 08.21.2011 | World
C. Christine Fair

Navigating this strained relationship under the pressures of reality is hard enough. However, accounts like that of Hitchens and others here and in Pakistan, dims the prospects for salvaging a relationship that is extremely important for the United States.

Who Is Anwar Al-Awlaki?

GQ | Posted 08.21.2011 | World

With Osama dead, U.S. intelligence is zeroing in on the remaining most dangerous terrorists alive, and one man is at the top of the list. Of the eight...

Marcus Baram

Al-Zawahiri: New Al Qaeda Leader Obvious Choice, But Strategy Remains Unclear | Marcus Baram | Posted 08.16.2011 | World

The choice of al Qaeda's longtime number-two, Ayman al-Zawahiri, to replace the late Osama bin Laden as leader of the terror group did not surprise te...

Al Qaeda Chooses Bin Laden Successor

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 08.15.2011 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaeda has selected its longtime No. 2 to succeed Osama bin Laden following last month's U.S. commando raid that killed the terror le...

Navy Ship That Buried Bin Laden Returns To San Diego

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles

CORONADO, Calif. — Thousands of sailors aboard the USS Carl Vinson jubilantly returned to their home port Wednesday, four days before Father's D...

How to Bring Jihadist Fundamentalism to Its End

Amir Madani | Posted 07.26.2011 | World
Amir Madani

Bin Laden's demise is a serious blow to al-Qaeda but not the end of al-Qaeda, because its ideology endures.

Tell Us Your Questions About Pakistan

Posted 07.26.2011 | World

In our Voices of Pakistan series, the Huffington Post is writing a series of articles exploring the views of the Pakistani people. Sobia Ali, a Huff P...

"Exceptional" Lives

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 07.19.2011 | World
Nancy Graham Holm

Bin Laden's death was welcome and few dispute this. But it is a shame some of America's youth chose to reinforce America's sense of exceptionalism. Do they think that the life of an American is worth more than the life of another nationality?

Robert Gates: 'Somebody Knew' Bin Laden Was Hiding In Pakistan

AP | LOLITA BALDOR | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Pakistan has already paid dearly for its failure to know or acknowledge that Osama bin Laden was hiding for more than five years in...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Compares Head Of IMF's Sex Scandal To Bin Laden Porn Story

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 07.17.2011 | Comedy

Monday night's "Daily Show" returned ready with material on the juicy new details about how Osama bin Laden "killed time" in Abbottabad. And oh how ex...

Giving Bush Credit For Killing Bin Laden Is Like...

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 07.17.2011 | Comedy

Former President George W. Bush has only recently broken his silence on the death of Osama bin Laden, the world's most wanted criminal that the Bush a...

Bin Laden's Burial and Other Religious Frauds

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 07.15.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

For years US government officials as well American Muslim leaders have been saying that Osama bin Laden is not a Muslim but a charlatan. Why then, if bin Laden did not live as a Muslim, did we rush to bury him as one?

Friday Talking Points [167] -- Happy Friday the Thirteenth, Ron!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ron Paul, apparently, is not a superstitious kind of guy. Tempting fate, as it were, he announced today that he's running for president once again -- on Friday the thirteenth.

WATCH: What Bin Laden Was Working On Before He Was Killed

Posted 07.13.2011 | Comedy

We all know that Osama bin Laden loved making videos, but did you know that he had taken his passion to the next level and was working on his first re...

How Bin Laden Emailed Without Being Detected By U.S.

Posted 07.12.2011 | Technology

MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Despite having no Internet access in his hideout, Osama bin Laden was a prolific email...

A Jewish Perspective On The Dangerous Charisma Of Power

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

What is the Jewish attitude towards rulers? The person before you may seem a god. He is a person, with the same stubborn flaws that afflict us all, if anything, they may be magnified by power.