Osama Bin Laden Killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States.

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. Rahimullah Yousafzai/AP hide caption

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Al-Qaida's Paper Trail: A 'Treasure Trove' For U.S.

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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). Aamir Qureshi /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Bin Laden's Death, Who Will Lead Al-Qaida?

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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.) Asif Hassan /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Steve Inskeep talks with Anatol Lieven

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Presence Of His Family Likely Helped Bring Down Bin Laden

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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. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kerry Seeks To Smooth Fraught U.S.-Pakistan Ties

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A still image from video footage released by the U.S. Department of Defense shows Osama bin Laden watching himself on TV. Rex Features/AP hide caption

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One Last Battle: Spinning Bin Laden's Legacy

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Corporal Daniel Wheeler, Bravo Co. 1/5 Marines, walks through a waist high wheat field on a patrol in Sangin District near the Helmand River in southern Afghanistan earlier this month. David Gilkey /NPR hide caption

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Steve Inskeep speaks with Sen. Richard Lugar

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