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Osama bin Laden Archive

Ahead of SEAL raid, bin Laden considered moving

Months before he was finally found by the CIA and killed, Osama bin Laden wrote that it might be time for him to move. In a letter voicing deep frustration with the isolation at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, the al-Qaida leader contemplated a departure that might have altered the course of post-Sept. 11 history.

Officials dispute new claims about tracking bin Laden

WASHINGTON A former CIA deputy director and the White House on Wednesday disputed a key claim made in newly published reports on the U.S. operation that killed Osama bin Laden, denying that a former senior Pakistani intelligence officer had defected to the CIA and disclosed the location of the Qaida leader’s hideout.

White House: Bin Laden article full of "inaccuracies"

WASHINGTON A published report in Britain that disputes the official U.S. account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011 drew sharp criticism Monday from the White House, which said the story was full of “inaccuracies and baseless assertions.”

Keys to success, from SEAL who killed bin Laden

VIRGINIA BEACH
The Navy SEAL who is taking credit for killing Osama bin Laden spoke in Virginia Beach a day before he had planned to reveal himself to the world on Fox News.
But Rob O'Neill's name was leaked last week by a blog run by former SEALs, sparking a media frenzy and making his lecture Monday at Regent University an interesting affair.

For former Va. Beach SEAL, there's no easy sequel

VIRGINIA BEACH The Navy SEAL who wrote a firsthand account of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden was on standby in Virginia Beach a few months after that historic raid, doing as locals do on sweaty summer afternoons - holing up at home, avoiding tourists.

Ex-SEAL who claims bin Laden kill is ready for TV

Rob O'Neill, the former Navy SEAL who claims he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden, has been the center of a media frenzy since he publicly identified himself last week. On Tuesday, he plans to tell his story on Fox News. Here are six things you ought to know about O'Neill before you watch. 1. He came forward because he's upset with his treatment since leaving the Navy.

Former Beach SEAL writes about teammates, loss

It’s been a busy week for former Virginia Beach residents who say they helped kill Osama bin Laden. The former Navy SEAL who writes under the pseudonym Mark Owen is out with a new book, a follow-up to his best-seller “No Easy Day,” which included a detailed first-person description of the 2011 raid in Pakistan.

Navy SEAL involved in bin Laden's death goes public

In 15 years of dangerous missions - from midnight raids on al-Qaida safe houses in Iraq to battling Somali pirates from the deck of a heaving Navy ship on the high seas - there had never been one so shadowed by dread. As Robert James O'Neill contemplated his jump from a helicopter into Osama bin Laden's private garden, he was positive it would be his last.

Former Navy SEAL investigated for bin Laden book

A former Navy SEAL who wrote a best-seller about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under criminal investigation for disclosing classified material, according to federal officials and his lawyer.

Navy SEAL who says he shot bin Laden to reveal name

The identity of the man who says he shot Osama bin Laden will be revealed in two weeks when Fox airs the documentary "The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden," the network is reporting online.

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