Osama bin Laden

  • File photo of al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden by Associated Press
    March 23, 2014  

    A story in the New York Times this week by reporter Carlotta Gall suggests Pakistan did not fully cooperate with American efforts to track down Osama bin Laden. Were senior Pakistani officials aware of bin Laden’s presence in the country? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Dan Markey, of the Council on Foreign Relations, about what the Pakistani Intelligence Service might have known about bin Laden Continue reading

  • Sulaiman Abu Ghaith
    March 9, 2014  

    The trial for Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, opened on Friday in New York, making him the most senior al-Qaida operative to be tried in federal court. Abu Ghaith is charged with conspiring to kill Americans and providing material support to al-Qaida. How is his case playing out in the courtroom? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Chris Matthews, who is covering the case for the Wall Street Journal, about the details of the trial. Continue reading

  • November 22, 2013  

    In our news wrap Friday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel argued that waiting to sign a security deal until the next Afghan president is in office won’t give U.S. forces enough time to plan for keeping troops in the country. Also, the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden was charged with murder. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2013  

    Most of the world is polio-free, but not in Pakistan, where setbacks have hampered efforts to eradicate the virus. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how health workers are working to reverse perceptions created by religious extremists and fight public indifference. Continue reading

  • July 9, 2013  

    In other news Tuesday, a severe storm caused flash floods and knocked out power for at least 300,000 people in Toronto. Also, Congressional Democrats said they would not consider an immigration reform bill that doesn’t include a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented people living in the United States. Continue reading

  • May 1, 2013   BY Larisa Epatko  

    Cindy Storer and Nada Bakos were working for the CIA when the airplanes struck the World Trade Center and Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. But the hunt for terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden didn’t start that day. Continue reading

  • May 1, 2013  

    Two years after the hunt for Osama bin Laden came to an end, a new HBO documentary called "Manhunt" traces the origins of that search to far earlier than the 9/11 attacks, and profiles a group of analysts, mostly women, who helped spearhead the effort. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • May 1, 2013  

    Cindy Storer and Nada Bakos were part of a majority female team of CIA intelligence analysts — dubbed "The Sisterhood" — who contributed to the effort to locate Osama bin Laden. Margaret Warner talks with Storer and Bakos about their intensely detailed work and frustrations with having that work sometimes ignored or belittled. Continue reading

  • March 8, 2013  

    Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, former al-Qaida spokesman and Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiring to kill Americans in a New York court. Margaret Warner reports on how U.S. authorities found him and about the negative reactions from some lawmakers about charging him in a civilian court. Continue reading

  • March 8, 2013  

    Security was heavy at the courthouse where Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was charged with conspiring to kill Americans, a charge based on threatening statements and his close relationship with Osama bin Laden. Margaret Warner talks with Jess Bravin of the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times’ William Rashbaum, who was in the court. Continue reading

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