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  • May 3, 2011    

    A roundup of NewsHour conversations with writers over the last decade about books that address, directly and indirectly, how 9/11, Osama bin Laden and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have influenced how we live today.
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  • May 3, 2011    

    As U.S. lawmakers continue to question what Pakistan knew or did not know about the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden prior to the al-Qaida terrorist leader’s death on Sunday, Pakistan’s president, for his part, said any claim that his country … 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 3, 2011  

    The shooting of Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces on Pakistani soil has further strained the already tense relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan. Margaret Warner reports on Pakistan’s response and talks to special correspondent Saima Mohsin about reactions to the raid in Abbottabad, where bin Laden had been hiding. 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  

    What effects will Osama bin Laden’s death have on al-Qaida? Gwen Ifill speaks with the New America Foundation’s Steve Coll and the Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism’s Farhana Qazi about U.S. military and intelligence operations, and what the operation revealed about the U.S. relationship with its ally, Pakistan. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2011  

    The plan that led to the death of al-Qaida leader and Sept. 11 plotter Osama bin Laden was reportedly in the works for months. Margaret Warner reports from the White House with the details of the planning and execution of the raid on bin Laden’s compound, and why the U.S. kept Pakistani officials in the dark until it was over. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2011  

    In other news Monday, a 12-year-old suicide bomber killed at least four people at a bazaar southeast of Kabul. The attack is the first in the Taliban’s promised spring offensive in Afghanistan. In Libya, mourners demanded revenge for the death of Moammar Gadhafi’s son, Seif al-Abrab, who was killed Saturday in an airstrike. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2011  

    Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in a late-night raid over the weekend on his compound in the relatively affluent town of Abbottabad, just outside Pakistan’s capital of Islamabad. Special correspondent Saima Mohsin reports on locals’ amazement that the world’s most wanted man was living in their midst. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2011  

    Jim Lehrer discusses the impact of Osama bin Laden’s death on U.S. foreign policy and efforts to fight extremism with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Chuck Hagel. Continue reading