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

This Treasure Hunter Says He Has Located Bin Laden's Body

That smiling guy is Bill Warren, the Californian treasure hunter who claimed he was searching for Osama Bin Laden's dead body back in June 2011. He didn't find him then, but now he claims he has located the cadaver. » 5/02/12 9:51am 5/02/12 9:51am

Pakistan Plans to Demolish Bin Laden's Compound—With RPG's

Osama Bin Laden may have gone out with a whimper but his secret lair in Abbottabad will soon be going out with a bang. A rocket-propelled bang, that is. » 1/11/12 9:50pm 1/11/12 9:50pm

This Is What The Government Told Gizmodo About Osama Bin Laden's Body

Months ago, I asked the Pentagon for its visual records of Osama bin Laden's sea burial under the Freedom of Information Act. Today, I received a thick packet of No— a complete denial that any records exist. Read it. » 12/15/11 3:01pm 12/15/11 3:01pm

Obama Kills Osama Collectible Figurine Should Be Made Into a Giant…

After remembering the victims and heroes of 9/11, let's also remember that we finally killed that bloody Bin Laden bastard, shall we? Behold the Obama Kill Osama Collectible Figurine! There's even a video with matching horrible soundtrack. » 9/10/11 6:54pm 9/10/11 6:54pm

Did The SEALS Who Shot Bin Laden Have Helmet Cams Or Not?

Remember how Navy SEAL Team Six caught the entire raid on Bin Laden's compound on helmet cams? Yeah, well, that may not have happened. It's just one of multiple unexplained discrepancies from the raid. » 8/26/11 8:00pm 8/26/11 8:00pm

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

The Amazing, Movie-Like True Story of What Happened in Operation Kill…

The New Yorker has pieced together an amazing report about the Abbottabad raid aka Operation Kill bin Laden. Comprised from the personal accounts of the SEALs themselves, it has it all: Obama, Crankshaft, Pacer, DEVGRU, Cairo the Dog and more. » 8/01/11 10:03am 8/01/11 10:03am

Is This the Guy Who Killed Bin Laden?

Yesterday the Associated Press published a lengthy profile of "John," the secretive CIA agent who led the effort to locate and kill Osama bin Laden. The CIA asked the AP not to report John's full name or certain biographical details that might identify him, and the AP complied. But internet spy-hunter and data… » 7/07/11 3:40am 7/07/11 3:40am

Al-Qaeda's Only Trusted Communication Channel Was Hacked

Al-Shamuhk is the online forum where officially-sanctioned Al-Qaeda propaganda disseminates. It's the only internet communication channel they say you can trust. And this week, someone hacked the forum and took it off line. » 6/30/11 10:30am 6/30/11 10:30am

The Killing of Osama bin Laden Is Being Turned Into a Graphic Novel

As if war dogs and night vision contact lenses weren't enough, the killing of Osama bin Laden is going to be stylized in a wannabe Frank Miller-style art. It'll focus on SEAL Team 6 and take some liberties with fiction. » 6/29/11 2:40pm 6/29/11 2:40pm

Now You Can Own the Taliban Chess Set

It's too late for Father's Day, but surely you can find a reason to give someone the Taliban chess set, from Canadian toy company Hedwig & Sergeant Major. Fight the "Good War" from the comfort of your own home! » 6/21/11 4:20pm 6/21/11 4:20pm

China Building Its Own Osama-Killing Stealth Black Hawks

But don't worry! They're just 1:144 scale toys. If this is the extent of Chinese reverse-engineering efforts, then the Pentagon can probably wipe the sweat off its trillion dollar brow. I'd still like one of these for my desk, though. » 6/06/11 9:12am 6/06/11 9:12am

Bin Laden's Ex-Girlfriend Starts Twitter War with Rapper

Well this is certainly bizarre. You might think author and former love of Osama bin Laden (!) Kola Boof might want to keep a low profile. Given, you know, the whole having sex with Bin Laden thing. Not quite! » 5/25/11 6:20pm 5/25/11 6:20pm

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

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

Student Suspended Over Facebook Post Wishing Osama Would Kill Her Math…

Teens on the internet are totally confused about this whole Osama bin Laden thing. Not only do they barely know who he is, now they're wishing he would kill their math teachers. » 5/18/11 12:53pm 5/18/11 12:53pm

Secret Stealth Drones Spied on Bin Laden Months Before Kill Mission

How do you monitor the whereabouts of the world's most wanted criminal, deep inside a radar-infested region of a country that doesn't want you there? With this stealth drone, which gave the US eyes on Osama's compound from above. » 5/18/11 12:40pm 5/18/11 12:40pm

Secret Service Grills Boy Who Warned President About Suicide Bombers on…

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,… » 5/18/11 7:20am 5/18/11 7:20am

Pakistan Handing Over Lost Stealth Helicopter Tail from Osama Raid

The mission to kill Osama bin Laden went almost perfectly, in that we killed Osama bin Laden. One hitch—we had to blow apart an extremely expensive (and extremely secret) stealth helicopter. And we left a big piece behind. » 5/16/11 4:38pm 5/16/11 4:38pm