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Hunting Bin Laden


who is bin laden and what does he want?

life story, video interview, his fatwahs & terrorist organization


the 1998 embassy bombings, the 2000 uss cole attack, & the terrorist bombings sept. 11, 2001

two terrorists in bin laden's network

a video profile, the computer letter

interviewsjoin the discussion

presslinkstapes & transcripts
watch a video interview with osama bin laden

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Hunting Bin Laden

Osama bin Laden is charged with masterminding the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa, believed to have had a role in the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole in the Yemeni port of Aden, and now is a prime suspect in the Sept. 11, 2001 destruction of the World Trade Center and the bombing of the Pentagon. This report features reporting by a Pulitzer-Prize nominated team of New York Times reporters and FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman.

Tracing the trail of evidence linking bin Laden to terrorist attacks, this updated report includes interviews with Times reporters Judith Miller and James Risen and former CIA official Larry Johnson. They discuss the terrorist attacks which are linked, or are likely linked, to bin Laden's complex network of terrorists, outline the elements of his international organization and details of its alliances and tactics, and address the challenges confronting U.S. intelligence in trying to crack it.

published april 1999; last updated sept. 2001