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Osama bin Laden


Republicans offer starkly different views on Obama’s Afghanistan strategy

The GOP presidential candidates issued mostly muted responses to President Obama’s decision to withdraw 30,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year.

  Video: Celeste Ward Gventer on Obama's shift in strategy in Afghanistan

  After protests, a new new beginning for Obama and the Arab world

Alison Stewart talks with Georgetown University’s John Esposito about President Obama’s efforts to redefine U.S. policy towards the Middle East and North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring.


Jon Meacham: After bin Laden’s death, will Obama seize the opportunity to move forward?

The death of Osama bin Laden gives President Obama a new opportunity to adjust the nation’s agenda and focus on improving national security by investing in America’s economic future, says Jon Meacham.


  Bernard Haykel: Bin Laden is dead, but jihadism lives on

The Arab world may be experiencing a revolutionary “spring,” but al Qaeda’s brand of jihadism is far from over, Princeton professor Bernard Haykel says.


  The reckoning: Assessing the economic toll of Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden is dead, but during the 10 years since he masterminded the Sept. 11 attacks, he has cost the United States billions. Need to Know looks at the economic toll bin Laden exacted on the U.S.


Bin Laden’s dead, but challenges remain

Popular uprisings, not terrorists, should spur the U.S. to rethink its foreign policy, argues Yale University’s Ellen Lust.


Osama bin Laden’s death and its impact on U.S. foreign policy

Joshua Foust outlines five key takeaway points in assessing the impact of the terrorist mastermind’s death on U.S. foreign policy.


Bin Laden’s death the latest setback for an al Qaeda sliding into irrelevance

As protests roil the Arab world and opposition figures denounce terrorism, Osama bin Laden’s death has become just the latest milestone in a “long slide” for the group that masterminded the Sept. 11 attacks.


Photo: Turning the page on bin Laden

Marking the end of a chapter in terror — in sand.

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