Osama Bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden : Opinion Brief
President Obama attends a serious ceremony Thursday at the World Trade Center in New York City: Despite the gruesome circumstances of his killing, some say it's OK to joke about Osama bin Laden.

Is it OK to joke about bin Laden?

The al Qaeda leader died violently, and leaves a legacy of mass-murder. But that hasn't stopped many Americans from laughing about his demise

Osama Bin Laden : Opinion Brief
Yes, one is real and the other fictional, but, to the Millennial generation, Osama bin Laden and Lord Voldemort of the Harry Potter series both embody "pure evil."

Osama bin Laden: The Millennials' Lord Voldemort?

The Hollywood Reporter was widely mocked for a story on the "eerie links" between bin Laden and the Harry Potter arch-villain. Not everyone's smirking

Osama Bin Laden : Opinion Brief
Osama bin Laden supporters during a protest: As more information unfolds about Sunday's raid, some critics say the al Qaeda leader should have been captured, not killed.

Should the U.S. have taken bin Laden alive?

By killing the world's most influential terrorist, the Obama administration may have missed the opportunity to wring valuable intelligence out of him

Osama Bin Laden : Opinion Brief
President Obama will not release a photo of Osama bin Laden's corpse, citing security concerns, but some say he can be legally forced to produce the image.

Obama withholds bin Laden photos: A 'serious mistake'?

Citing national security concerns, the president decides not to release "graphic" images of Osama bin Laden's corpse. Cue the conspiracy theorists?

Osama Bin Laden : The List
Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound, near a golf course and a restaurant, was kept amply stocked with both Coke and Pepsi.

Osama bin Laden's hideout: 4 surprising facts

A Red Onion Restaurant, a nearby golf course... and pot? A look at the lifestyle the über-terrorist enjoyed in the "sleepy town" of Abbottabad, Pakistan

Osama Bin Laden : Slideshow
The FBI updated their Most Wanted list to reflect the death of Public Enemy No. 1.

Corpses of the dead and infamous: A slideshow

The White House may have decided not to release a photo of Osama bin Laden's dead body, but here, a look back at other images of international villains' corpses

Osama Bin Laden : Opinion Brief
A policeman guards the compound in Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was killed: During the raid, Navy SEALs captured a load of digital data that could hold key intelligence on the inner workings of al Qaeda.

What's on Osama bin Laden's hard drive?

The U.S. team that killed the al Qaeda boss also captured a treasure trove of hard drives and memory sticks. What will we find? Here, 5 theories

Osama Bin Laden : Instant Guide
Navy SEALs, tied at the hands and feet, take part in a training exercise: The Team Six SEALs, who killed bin Laden, exist largely outside of military protocol.

The elite Navy SEALs who killed bin Laden

A look at the supersecret team of Navy SEALs that carried out Sunday's stealth operation in Pakistan

Osama Bin Laden : Opinion Brief
Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have been subjected to a simulated-drowning interrogation tactic, and some on the Right say this waterboarding generated intelligence that led to Osama bin Laden.

The bin Laden killing: Proof that waterboarding works?

Some on the Right say the harsh interrogation technique was integral to nailing Public Enemy No. 1. Others aren't so sure

Osama Bin Laden : Opinion Brief
George W. Bush prioritized the hunt for Osama bin Laden during his two-term presidency, but since the kill happened on Obama's watch, some say Bush may be losing out on well-deserved credit.

Should Bush get more credit for bin Laden's death?

President Obama ordered the mission that nailed Osama bin Laden. But some say Obama's predecessor deserves praise, too

Osama Bin Laden : Opinion Brief
A sand sculpture of Osama bin Laden on the beach in Puri, India: The body of the al Qaeda leader was buried at sea to avoid a terrorist shrine on land.

Was it a mistake to bury bin Laden at sea?

Many are complaining about the way the U.S. sent the world's most hunted terrorist to his final resting place

Osama Bin Laden : Opinion Brief
President Obama and his national security team monitor the bin Laden mission as it unfolds Sunday: The issue of how much credit Obama should get for taking out Public Enemy No. 1 has become the subject of partisan bickering.

The 'ridiculous' politicization of the bin Laden kill

Presumably, almost all Americans are glad that Osama bin Laden has been relegated to the history books. So why the partisan bickering over his death?

Osama Bin Laden : Opinion Brief
Pressure is mounting for President Obama to release images or video of Osama bin Laden's corpse.

Should Obama release a photo of bin Laden's corpse?

The White House says there's no doubt Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday. But absent a body, not everyone is convinced

Osama Bin Laden : World Reactions
Afghan men watch the news of Osama bin Laden's death. The al-Qaeda leader's death is "like a lifting of a curse" for the muslim world, says an Arab News editorial.

Bin Laden's death: World reactions

Americans aren't the only ones rejoicing this week over news of the al Qaeda mastermind's demise

Osama Bin Laden : By the numbers
A 2001 Osama bin Laden wanted poster in New York: The U.S. military funneled $5.4 billion in aid to Pakistan over a six year period to help the hunt for the al-Qaeda leader.

The hunt for Osama bin Laden: By the numbers

Nearly 10 years after September 11, the terrorist leader has been killed... but at what (human and financial) cost?

Osama Bin Laden : Opinion Brief
The compound where Osama bin Laden was killed is roughly adjacent to an army academy in the military-heavy city of Abbottabad, fueling debate over Pakistan's knowledge of his whereabouts.

Did Pakistan help hide bin Laden?

The U.S. raid that killed al Qaeda's leader took place in a city crawling with Pakistani soldiers. Was someone inside the country's government helping him avoid capture?

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