Osama bin Laden

  • May 1, 2012  

    President Obama made a surprise visit Tuesday to Afghanistan to mark the first anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. Gwen Ifill gets an update from the AP’s Patrick Quinn in Kabul plus analysis of the agreement the president signed from RAND Corporation’s Seth Jones and Brian Katulis of the Center for American Progress. Continue reading

  • April 30, 2012  

    Since a military strike killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden one year ago, the U.S. has maintained a relentless campaign using drone aircraft to target the group’s militants in Pakistan and elsewhere. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • April 30, 2012  

    A year ago, a U.S. strike successfully eliminated al-Qaida’s leader, but Osama bin Laden’s death was just one step in the decline of the most feared terror network in the world. Judy Woodruff, The Washington Post’s David Ignatius and the New American Foundation’s Brian Fishman assess the current state and influence of al-Qaida. Continue reading

  • April 2, 2012  

    In other news Monday, at least seven people were killed and three were wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Christian university in Oakland, Calif., according to police. Also, Iraq marked a milestone of declining violence, reporting the lowest deaths from attacks in March since the U.S.-led invasion nine years ago. Continue reading

  • March 30, 2012    

    Osama bin Laden and his youngest wife lived in this house in Pakistan until he was killed in a U.S. raid. Photo by Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images The NewsHour spoke to Pakistani Dawn TV reporter Azaz Syed (pictured at right) about … Continue reading

  • March 30, 2012  

    Osama bin Laden hid for nine years in Pakistan after the Sept. 11 attacks — from Peshawar to Haripur, where at least two of his children were born in government hospitals, according to new details uncovered in Pakistani interrogations of his youngest wife. Margaret Warner and guests discuss his secret life before his death. Continue reading

  • January 25, 2012  

    Members of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 staged a dramatic rescue early Wednesday, freeing two aid workers, including one American, held hostage by Somali captors. Jeffrey Brown reports on emerging accounts of another operation unfolded in secret — SEALs parachuting into Somalia, surprising sleeping captors and killing nine kidnappers. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2011    

    It’s a year that will be remembered as one that ended authoritative regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen. In 2011, the most-wanted fugitive in the world was killed in Pakistan and severe weather battered the global population. Continue reading

  • December 22, 2011  

    A Pentagon inquiry released Thursday conceded that some mistakes were made in a November airstrike on two Pakistani outposts near the Afghan border that killed 24 troops. Margaret Warner discusses the Pentagon’s expressed regret for the loss of life and strained U.S.-Pakistani ties with The Wall Street Journal’s Adam Entous. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2011    

    The U.S.-led war in Afghanistan began on Oct. 7, 2001. Soon after, the ruling Taliban regime fell, followed by the formation of a new government and Afghans holding their first parliamentary elections in more than 30 years. Continue reading