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 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.
May 13, 2011 The wire service says it was told that the pornography "consists of modern, electronically recorded video and is fairly extensive" and that the sources "said they did not know if bin Laden himself had acquired or viewed the materials."
May 12, 2011 In an opinion piece in the Washington Post, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, attempted to kick the legs out from under the waterboarding-led-to-bin-Laden argument as only he can because of his powerful personal history as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.
May 12, 2011 The senator says he has seen nine "pretty graphic" photos. Less graphic images of the al-Qaida leader's remains being prepared for burial at sea should be released, he says. Administration officials fear the photos could be used as propaganda tools.
May 11, 2011 The wire service's poll, taken after U.S. commandos killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, puts the president's approval rating at 60% — up from 53 percent in March. Other polls give the president slightly lower readings.
May 11, 2011 The al-Qaida leader's death came about 20 minutes into the 40 minutes that U.S. forces were at bin Laden's compound, CBS News reports. Commandos spent considerable time gathering evidence before departing.
May 10, 2011 His father should have been "arrested and tried in a court of law so that truth is revealed to the people of the world," Omar bin Laden says in a statement sent to The New York Times.
May 10, 2011 Arguing that the pictures and videos have news value and that national security concerns do not outweigh the interests of the public, The Associated Press and others have made Freedom of Information Act requests. Should they be given the materials?
May 9, 2011 Der Tzitung, a Hasidic newspaper published in Brooklyn, stuck with its policy of never printing photos of women when it used the now iconic photo of President Obama and his advisers anxiously waiting for word about the mission to get Osama bin Laden.
May 9, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation: Who are the U.S. Special Forces, and the Opinion Page focuses on the legality of killing bin Laden. In the second hour, advice on how NOT to retire, and ongoing floods along the Mississippi River.
May 9, 2011 "Yes there was an intelligence failure," Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said. [But] it is not only ours but of all the intelligence agencies of the world." Gilani also said bin Laden's killing was justified.