In the mid-1990s, William McRaven, then a U.S. Navy SEAL, wrote a book about commando operations. Entitled “Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice” (Presidio Press), the book featured six case studies. One chapter was devoted to Entebbe, beginning...
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May 5, 2011 | 12:15 pm
A senior Pakistani security official said U.S. troops killed Osama bin Laden in “cold blood,” fuelling a global controversy and straining a vital relationship Washington was trying to repair on Thursday.
And Pakistan’s army, in its first comment since Monday’s raid, threatened to halt cooperation with its military sponsor if it repeated what it called a violation of sovereignty.
But U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Washington was still anxious to maintain its alliance with Islamabad.
Read more at Haaretz.com.
May 5, 2011 | 10:39 am
May 4, 2011 | 12:59 pm
U.S. President Barack Obama has decided not to release photos of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden dead, U.S. television networks said on Wednesday.
“We discussed this internally, did DNA sampling. It was important for us the photos won’t become a propaganda tool,” Obama said, according to White House spokesman Jay Carney.
“We don’t use this staff as a trophy that’s not who we are. Given the graphic nature of these pictures, it could be used for incitement members of my national security team agreed,” he said.
Read more at Haaretz.com.
May 3, 2011 | 4:22 pm
Hideout of Osama bin Laden, the location of his death, in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
May 3, 2011 | 3:40 pm
The Obama administration slammed as “outrageous” Hamas’ condemnation of the killing of Osama bin Laden.
“It goes without saying bin Laden was a murderer and a terrorist,” Mark Toner, a State Department spokesman told reporters. “He ordered the killings of thousands of innocent men,...
May 3, 2011 | 3:02 pm
May 3, 2011 | 11:33 am
U.S. officials were concerned that Pakistan could jeopardize the Osama bin Laden operation and “might alert the targets,” CIA Director Leon Panetta said on Tuesday.
Meanwhile Pakistan’s president denied on Tuesday that his government may have sheltered a bin Laden but admitted that...
May 3, 2011 | 11:33 am
The United States will aim to destroy al-Qaida’s central organization now that its leader Osama bin Laden has been killed and its capabilities degraded by U.S. operations, a top White House adviser said on Tuesday.
Since the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, al-Qaida has...
May 2, 2011 | 6:39 pm
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May 2, 2011 | 3:24 pm
The United States has no choice but to kill al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden during the raid on his hideout in Pakistan, President Barack Obama’s top counter terrorism adviser said Monday.
“We certainly were preparing to the possibility to capture him. If we had an opportunity to...
May 2, 2011 | 12:03 pm
May 2, 2011 | 11:45 am
The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on Monday condemned the killing by U.S. forces of Osama bin Laden and mourned him as an “Arab holy warrior.”
“We regard this as a continuation of the American policy based on oppression and the shedding of Muslim and Arab blood,” Ismail Haniyeh,...
May 2, 2011 | 11:41 am
DNA evidence has proven with 99.9 percent confidence that al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is dead, two officials in U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration said Monday.
The officials did not immediately say where or how the testing was done but the test explains why Obama was...
May 2, 2011 | 10:24 am
May 2, 2011 | 9:30 am
Friends of justice and those who value human life all over the world are celebrating the victory of American forces over one of the great forces of evil in our world in the past two decades, Osama bin Laden, who was killed by American Special Ops in Pakistan. And celebrate we must!...
May 1, 2011 | 10:38 pm
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) tonight issued the following statement regarding the news that Osama Bin Laden has been killed:
“Nearly a decade ago, in the days after 9/11, President Bush said, ‘Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies,...
May 1, 2011 | 9:51 pm
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