Nation

  • May 4, 2011  

    Osama bin Laden’s death has opened new debate over whether U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan should begin withdrawing before the original July start date. France’s foreign minister said his country is considering just that. Jeffrey Brown discusses the war’s future with former defense officials Celeste Ward and Seth Jones. Continue reading

  • May 3, 2011    

    On Tuesday night, PBS’ FRONTLINE will air the first of two stories that delve into al-Qaida in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Correspondents Stephen Grey and Martin Smith explore the Taliban and al-Qaida inside Pakistan. They investigate details of a CIA militia … Continue reading

  • May 3, 2011    

    The impromptu celebrations that broke out following news that U.S. forces had killed terrorist Osama Bin Laden, were not limited to the New York and Washington. In places as far away as Columbus, Ohio; Austin, Texas and Dearborn, Mich., people, … Continue reading

  • May 3, 2011    

    The body of Osama Bin Laden was released from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, pictured above. Photo by U.S. Navy Osama bin Laden’s body now lies somewhere in the North Arabian Sea, a watery grave that some experts argue … Continue reading

  • May 3, 2011  

    In a newsmaker interview with Jim Lehrer on Tuesday, CIA Director Leon Panetta described the tension of waiting for the final outcome of the U.S. Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, plus the preparations for the assault and what uncertainties President Obama faced in deciding to OK the attack. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2011    

    Reaction to Sunday’s news of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden’s death was swift and celebratory in the United States, but more restrained in other places, such as Pakistan, Afghanistan and some parts of the Arab world, in recognition of security concerns and the need to carry on the fight against terrorism. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2011   BY  

    President Obama’s announcement late Sunday that al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. troops in Pakistan sparked celebrations at Ground Zero in New York City, outside the White House and elsewhere. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2011   BY  

    As the world processes the news that Sept. 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. military operation in Pakistan, we collected some of the most insightful and informative pieces of reading on the terror leader — his … Continue reading

  • May 2, 2011    

    Ahead of a Monday morning briefing about the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the U.S. government released some graphics that shed new light on the compound where the most-wanted terrorist had been hiding for years. Here’s an illustration of … Continue reading

  • April 29, 2011    

    While I was one of the few who enjoyed a complete night’s rest and did not wake in the wee hours of the morning to see the marriage of a couple in England — and one of the few who … Continue reading