October 3, 2012 President Obama told Vanity Fair he would have favored trying bin Laden in the federal court system. He told the magazine's contributing editor that he with the capture, he would have had the political currency to push for that approach.
September 5, 2012 Matt Bissonnette, the former Navy SEAL who wrote No Easy Day, reportedly plans to give part of his proceeds from the book to the Navy SEAL Foundation, a non-profit that aids Naval Special Warfare personnel and their families. But the group says it won't accept any money from the book's sales.
August 30, 2012 In a letter to the author, the Defense Department's general counsel said No Easy Day violated the author's agreements not to divulge military secrets. The book goes on sale Sept. 4.
August 23, 2012 The SEAL's book claims to be an inside account of the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. Woodward's book will focus on the efforts of the Obama administration and Congress to get the economy going.
May 30, 2012 The Pakistani doctor who American officials say was recruited by the CIA to help in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and has since been sentenced to 33 years in prison, was convicted of having ties to a banned militant group, not for alleged treason.
May 3, 2012 West Point's Combating Terrorism Center says the "most compelling story" from the documents is the frustration shown by the al-Qaida leader with the terrorist network's affiliates.
May 2, 2012 Two men claim the al-Qaida leader traveled in a large convoy to a tribal area on the border with Afghanistan. He reportedly attended a dinner with some local elders. That conflicts with reports he was in hiding the last five years of his life.
May 1, 2012 One year ago, the news moved incredibly quickly. From rumor to confirmation to word of a burial at sea, it was all revealed in the space of about five hours.
April 27, 2012 A new Obama campaign ad features former President Bill Clinton praising Obama for giving the risky order for Navy SEALS to kill Osama bin Laden, a decision that could have had disastrous political results if it had failed. The ad essentially asks what would Mitt Romney have done and highlights 2007 statements that make it sound like bin Laden would have been a low priority for him.
April 27, 2012 Next Wednesday marks one year since U.S. Navy SEALs raided Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and killed the al-Qaida leader. His three wives, children and grandchildren have been sent to Saudi Arabia.
April 2, 2012 The three women and two of bin Laden's older daughters were convicted of living illegally in Pakistan. Two of the wives are thought to be from Saudi Arabia, one from Yemen. They've all been fined about $114 each as well.
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.
March 8, 2012 The New York Times writes about a retired Pakistani Army brigadier's attempt to reconstruct what happened last May when U.S. Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden at the al-Qaida leader's hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan. He got inside the house.