osama bin laden

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The Shooter

A profile of the Navy Seal who killed Osama bin Laden and came home to a life in shambles.

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The Doctor, the CIA, and the Blood of Bin Laden

The disappearance of the mysterious “Pakistani asset” that helped the CIA zero in on Bin Laden.

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The Hunt for "Geronimo"

How Barack Obama decided to green-light the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

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The Situation and the Story: Press Corps Parties While White House Makes History

On the last weekend of April 2011, two things happened in Washington D.C.: the annual White House Correspondents Dinner and the decision to raid Osama bin Laden’s compound. This is the story of how both transpired.

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Martyrdom and 9/11

An essay on the evolving narrative of martyrdom in the Islamist and secular worlds.

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Getting bin Laden

The story of the Abbottabad raid, in detail.

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The Falling Man

In the days after 9/11, a photo of an unknown man falling from the South Tower appeared in publications across the globe. This is the story of that photograph, and of the search to find the man pictured in it.