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Death of Osama bin Laden (2011)

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  • Obama at CIA: 'I put my bet on you'

    Obama at CIA: 'I put my bet on you'
    President Obama thanked the intelligence community Friday for its role in the successful raid that led to Osama bin Laden's death, saying it made the "critical difference" in the "most significant victory yet in our war to defeat Al Qaeda." On a visit to...
  • Leonard Pitts: Benefits of torture come at too high a price

    Leonard Pitts: Benefits of torture come at too high a price
    "I would find myself trussed up and left for hours in ropes, my biceps bound tightly with several loops to cut off my circulation and the end of the rope cinched behind my back, pulling my shoulders and elbows unnaturally close together. It was incredibly...
  • SEAL shows patriotism through art

    SEAL shows patriotism through art
    MIDWAY CITY — For Pete Carolan, the killing of Osama bin Laden was a full-circle moment. The Irvine artist spent almost two decades in the Navy SEALs, the specialized combat wing that conducted the May 1 nighttime raid on the Al Qaeda leader's...
  • Biden sees Bin Laden raid, Ryan budget as game-changers in 2012 campaign

    Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday called the death of Osama bin Laden a defining moment that has reshaped how Americans view the Obama presidency, signaling how the daring raid will figure into the 2012 campaign. Addressing Democrats at a state party...
  • PBS' annual concert observes a Memorial Day with more meaning

    With the death of Osama bin Laden still fresh in many minds, Memorial Day is likely to have extra meaning this year. Americans from coast to coast can join in a single commemoration as PBS offers its annual telecast of the National Memorial Day Concert...
  • In 'surprise,' U.S. House nearly votes to end Afghanistan war

    In 'surprise,' U.S. House nearly votes to end Afghanistan war
    Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives took an important vote on an amendment that would pull U.S. troops out of the Afghanistan war.  Normally, this is the type of measure that's only supported by folks on the fringes of their political parties...
  • On Faith: Extremism, intolerance exists all over

    Osama bin Laden is dead, but his brand of religious extremism lives on. This is not to say that such religious extremism is exclusive to Islam and Muslims. Extremism infiltrates the minds of religious zealots, nationalists, racists, environmentalists,...
  • With bin Laden gone, strength shifts to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula

    With bin Laden gone, strength shifts to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula
    Over the past two years, Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) global operational and ideological reach have added significant strategic depth to the besieged al-Qaida Senior Leadership organization (AQSL) in Afghanistan and Pakistan....
  • Homes help vets fight new enemy: Addiction

    Homes help vets fight new enemy: Addiction
    Jeff Gilbert has no military experience, but he can empathize with veterans who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. Gilbert faced the same battle with addiction — a battle that led him to help others through Hope for Tomorrow, a nonprofit...
  • Which way in Afghanistan?

    Which way in Afghanistan?
    With the first anniversary of the U.S. "surge" in Afghanistan coming up in August, President Barack Obama will soon have to decide whether to maintain the current force levels or begin withdrawing some of the 30,000 additional troops he ordered there last...
  • Obama makes his case for second term on '60 Minutes'

    Obama makes his case for second term on '60 Minutes'
    His approval ratings are largely stagnant and his prospects for reelection in doubt. But President Obama says it's all to be expected. "We've gone through an incredibly difficult time in this country. And I would be surprised if the American people...