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July 26th, 2012
10:43 AM ET

McRaven on bin Laden raid: One of history's "great intelligence operations"

By Jamie Crawford

While it was one of 11 missions carried out by U.S. Special forces that night, the head of U.S. Special Operations command said the raid that killed Osama bin Laden will go down as one of the "great intelligence operations in history."

Admiral William McRaven spoke Wednesday before an audience at the Aspen Institute Security Conference on a panel discussion moderated by CNN's Wolf Blitzer. The talk was his first interview about the raid with a journalist.

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To watch more of Wolf Blitzer’s interview with Admiral William McRaven, tune to “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” on CNN Thursday 4-7pm ET and Saturday 6-7pm ET.

June 14th, 2012
06:27 PM ET

Did Pakistan know bin Laden's location?

Former Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer "somebody must have known" where Osama bin Laden was hiding out in Pakistan.


Filed under: Interviews • Osama bin Laden • Pakistan
March 17th, 2012
10:33 AM ET

Bergen: bin Laden 'focused' on Obama

By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst

Editor's note: Peter Bergen, CNN's national security analyst, is a director at the New America Foundation. His book "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden; From 9/11 to Abbottabad" will be published on May 1.

Washington (CNN) - Tapping away at his computer in the study of the suburban compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that he called home for the last years of his life, Osama bin Laden wrote memos urging his followers to continue to try to attack the United States, suggesting, for instance, they mount assassination attempts against President Obama and Gen. David Petraeus.

While he urged his organization on to attack America, bin Laden was also keenly aware that al Qaeda was in deep trouble because of the campaign of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan and also because the brutal tactics of his followers had alienated many Muslims.

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Filed under: Interviews • National security • Osama bin Laden • Peter Bergen
February 13th, 2012
06:11 PM ET

Bin Laden's advice to his children

CNN's Brian Todd reports on advice Bin Laden gave to his children and grandchildren: don't follow my path.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Osama bin Laden
February 6th, 2012
06:08 PM ET

A bin Laden "Right-Hand Man" Going Free?

Brian Todd reports on a European court's decision to release a man closely affiliated with al Qaeda.

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Filed under: al Qaeda • Brian Todd • Osama bin Laden
August 4th, 2011
12:37 PM ET

The last seconds of bin Laden's life

A new report reveals details about the moment navy SEALs enterered Osama bin Laden's bedroom. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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June 26th, 2011
04:21 PM ET

Phone links OBL to Pakistan group?

CNN's Brian Todd reports that an Osama bin Laden courier's cell phone may link him to Pakistan.

RELATED: Militant group did not help Osama bin Laden, source says

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