May 17, 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 There's been a lot of debate about whether George W. Bush deserves much — or any — credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden. But analysts across the political spectrum say that in general, President Obama has followed Bush's foreign policy more closely than his 2008 campaign seemed to suggest he would.