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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.
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.
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.
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.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on advice Bin Laden gave to his children and grandchildren: don't follow my path.
Brian Todd reports on a European court's decision to release a man closely affiliated with al Qaeda.
CNN's Brian Todd reports that an Osama bin Laden courier's cell phone may link him to Pakistan.