This Insanely-Detailed Model Used to Plot Bin Laden's Death Took Six…

This is the once-classified model of Osama Bin Laden's compound—the one used to plan the Navy SEAL raid against the terrorist leader. From a distance, this model could be a piece you'd see in a museum, but in the details, you'll see the painstaking work that went into this tool which helped kill the devil lying inside. » 5/17/12 7:00pm 5/17/12 7:00pm

E-Mail Confused Osama, and 5 Other Revelations From the Bin Laden Files

Osama bin Laden may have been the evil mastermind behind the world's most successful terrorist group. But in his final days, he sounded more and more like your great aunt Henrietta: nagging his subordinates for not hating America enough - the terrorist equivalent of telling the kids to get off his lawn - and getting… » 5/03/12 6:20pm 5/03/12 6:20pm

US Says China Photographed Secret Bin Laden Kill-Copter

That mostly-intact tail of the top secret stealth helicopter that helped kill Osama? According to US intelligence figures, Pakistan gave China full access as revenge for the raid—including photos, and chunks of the damn thing, the NYT reports. » 8/15/11 10:20am 8/15/11 10:20am

How Twitter Was Fooled Into Thinking bin Laden Watched The IT Crowd

Amidst stories of war-dogs, secret choppers, and hard drives chockablock with porn, there was a small furore on Twitter about Osama bin Laden watching hit UK TV show The IT Crowd—or was it Big Bang Theory? Turns out, it was all an elaborate hoax by The IT Crowd's writer. » 5/24/11 5:50am 5/24/11 5:50am

Secret Service Grills Boy Who Warned President About Suicide Bombers…

There's an old sketch from MTV's brilliant The State, where a kid reprimands his obnoxious classmates, saying, "You can't even joke about it! You just can't say 'Gee, wouldn't it be great if we shot the President,'" which results in a swarm of Secret Service agents flooding the classroom and carrying him away. Well, that … » 5/18/11 7:20am 5/18/11 7:20am