The pen is mightier than the Seal Team 6, or something like that. Read the letter that officially made Bin Laden a dead man, straight off of CIA letterhead.
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.
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.
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.
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!
What you are looking at here may not exist, but it's likely to be the stealth heavy transport helicopter that carried backup SEAL commandos in the final hunt for Osama bin Laden. It looks appropriately powered by ninja stars.
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.
Say good-bye to reenactments and fake photo shoots in the White House. President Obama decided these staged photo ops were "a bad idea" and ended this long-standing practice. He would say that after getting caught-out, wouldn't he.
As more details come to light about bin Laden's life of the past few years, we're learning how the leader of Al-Qaeda communicated to his underlings through e-mail—even though he didn't have an internet connection in his compound.
We caught and shot Osama bin Laden in a rundown, decrepit compound, lacking any direct contact with the outside world. But in 2001, the Times of London (and the Pentagon) thought he was living in a comic villain's super fortress.
This isn't news. Not at all, in fact. I just found the story so very interesting. As it has been since the Reagan era, photographers weren't allowed to take pictures during live televised speeches given by the President. So how did we end up with still pictures? Well, Obama reenacted the speech for them!
Tensions were high during the decision-making process that would lead up to the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Success depended on the precision of the Navy SEALs team in order to kill this slaughterer of thousands.
In a safehouse in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a small team of CIA spies lived and worked for months. Their mission: collect information on a nearby compound suspected of housing the world's most notorious terrorist.
What do you do when you're a terrorist pent up in a huge, rundown compound with no phone or internet? Write down "vague, aspirational" terror plots in your notebook, the NYT reports. Like derailing a train on Christmas.
Ever since SEAL Team 6 blew up its downed, stealth Black Hawk, aviation geeks around the globe have been trying to figure out what the hell it was. One flight expert has gathered the clues and created this detailed rendering.
Killing ol' OBL wasn't just the work of SEAL Team 6—the beyond-badasses had a cadre of support staff backing them up behind the scenes, including classified hyperspectral imaging device experts. So, uh, what does that mean?