During the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a video showing the al-Qaida leader watching television was discovered.
March 30, 2012 His youngest wife has given investigators the most detailed account yet of where the al-Qaida leader was in the years between the 2001 terrorist attacks and his death in May 2011, The New York Times reports.
March 16, 2012 Washington Post columnist has been shown some of the documents seized during the raid that ended with the al-Qaida leader's death. The plot didn't get far, officials tell him, but underscores bin Laden's desire to strike the U.S. again.
June 16, 2011 Osama bin Laden's longtime No. 2 assumes the leadership position in the wake of the al-Qaida leader's death.
Al-Qaida is known to keep meticulous records. Experts say that's the influence of Osama bin Laden, shown in 1998, who was obsessed with documenting everything.
May 31, 2011 From its earliest days, al-Qaida leaders insisted on receipts for everything from floppy disks to explosives. Experts say that was the influence of Osama bin Laden, who earned an undergraduate degree in economics and public administration. That obsession with record-keeping has come back to haunt the organization.
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were in Islamabad today (May 27, 2011).
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May 27, 2011 Even as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling the killing of Osama bin Laden a "turning point" in U.S.-Pakistani relations, many there are insisting that the al-Qaida leader is still alive.
The compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was found and killed. (May 3, 2011, file photo.)
May 26, 2011 According to The Washington Post, the team will be looking for materials that the al-Qaida leader and his follows might have hidden at the site.
May 18, 2011 Following the death of Osama bin Laden, there are many questions about who will lead al-Qaida. One of the terrorist network's most active branches is in Yemen. It's known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula or AQAP. The U.S., with troves of evidence from the raid on bin Laden's compound, is trying to find out more about AQAP. Robert Siegel speaks with Gregory Johnsen, scholar and blogger on Yemen issues. Johnsen discusses revelations from evidence found at Osama bin Laden's compound.
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May 18, 2011 It's just supposition at this point, the defense secretary concedes. But he and other U.S. officials believe there were people in Pakistan who knew the al-Qaida leader was living there.
May 18, 2011 Saif al-Adel is "a seasoned operator, he has experience, he has the bona fides within the organization," one expert tells NPR.
Pakistani military and police officials cordoned off a street in Abbottabad near the compound where Osama Bin Laden was found and killed. (May 8, 2011, file photo.)
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May 17, 2011 Anatol Lieven, author of the new book Pakistan: A Hard Country, argues that Pakistan has been hurt more by the ongoing war on terrorism than it's been helped by billions of dollars in U.S. military aid.
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May 16, 2011 "There was no one essential ... piece of information that led us" to the al-Qaida leader, the CIA chief said in a letter. And some detainees subjected to "enhanced interrogation" lied about key information — the identity of a bin Laden courier.
May 16, 2011 "One of the signatures of bin Laden's presence was an extended family and I think that's one of the building blocks that built the evidentiary case to find him," says journalist and bin Laden expert Peter Bergen.
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U.S. Sen. John Kerry (left) shakes hands with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani during a meeting in Islamabad on Monday.
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May 16, 2011 With American-Pakistani relations at a crossroads, U.S. Sen. John Kerry attempted Monday to calm the fury generated in Pakistan when U.S. forces landed undetected and killed Osama bin Laden. Kerry said a stalled dialogue had at least restarted, with candor.
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May 16, 2011 Relations between the U.S. and Pakistan have been more strained than ever since a team of American commandos swept into Abbottabad, Pakistan, two weeks ago and killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Pakistan was not told of the raid.
A still image from video footage released by the U.S. Department of Defense shows Osama bin Laden watching himself on TV.
May 14, 2011 Almost as important as finding and killing the al-Qaida leader was what came afterward: telling the story of the operation in such a way that U.S. interests were advanced. Strategic communication efforts have not always been handled all that skillfully, and managing this story was no exception.
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