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  • In this Oct. 7, 2011 file photo, Osama bin Laden is seen at an undisclosed location in this television image. A person familiar with developments said Sunday, May 1, 2011 that bin Laden is dead and the U.S. has the body. (AP Photo/Al Jazeera, File)

    GREEN: Obama to Allah: Pardon Osama

    The Obama administration is in lockdown on the particulars of their disposal of the most hated man in the civilized world. Officials have refused to release photos or video of bin Laden’s capture, corpse or controversial sea burial, instead averring that it was “taken care of in the appropriate way.” “Appropriate” seems to be the administration’s final word on the matter. The answer to whether a Muslim expert was consulted was that “appropriate specialists and experts” were sought out, while a senior defense official at a Pentagon briefing emphasized Osama was handled “using the appropriate procedures and rituals.”


  • A photo taken by a resident of Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Monday, May 2, 2011, shows the wreckage of a U.S. helicopter next to the wall of the compound where, according to officials, Osama bin Laden was shot and killed in a firefight with U.S. forces. (AP Photo/Mohammad Zubair)

    U.S. weighs release of bin Laden pictures

    U.S. officials weighed the pros and cons of releasing secret video and photos of Osama bin Laden, killed with a precision shot above his left eye, as fresh details emerged Tuesday of an audacious American raid that netted potentially crucial al Qaeda records as well as the body of the global terrorist leader.


  • CIA Director Leon E. Panetta (right) leaves Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, after briefing members of Congress on the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Debate flares anew on harsh interrogation

    The successful operation against Osama bin Laden has rekindled debate over the use of harsh interrogation techniques during the Bush administration.


  • ** FILE ** Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican, who is House Homeland Security Committee chairman, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    Republicans note harsh interrogation helped bin Laden operation

    The debate over the use of harsh interrogation techniques during the Bush administration is being rekindled by the successful operation against Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, which was based on information about the courier extracted from detained terror suspects.


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    White House: U.S. determined to destroy al Qaeda

    White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said on Tuesday that U.S officials hope to build on the killing of Osama bin Laden to destroy the al Qaeda terrorist organization.


  • On Sept. 11, 2001, the twin towers of the World Trade Center burn and later collapse after hijacked planes deliberately crashed into them in New York City. A multimillion-dollar reward was offered for now-dead terrorist Osama bin Laden after the attacks.

    Obama fulfills Bush goal; U.S. plans to exploit new intel

    Osama bin Laden's death Sunday in a million-dollar mansion in Pakistan at the hands of U.S. special operations forces punctured the mythology of a revolutionary leader sacrificing creature comforts for the good of jihad, American officials said Monday as the world digested the demise of its most notorious terrorist leader.


  • Pakistan army soldiers and a police officer patrol past the house (background) where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces on Sunday, ending a nearly 10-manhunt after the Sept. 11 attacks on U.S. soil. (Associated Press)

    Intelligence break led to bin Laden's hide-out

    The nearly flawless, 40-minute covert military raid that killed Osama bin Laden began with an intelligence breakthrough in August that helped pinpoint the compound where the terrorist leader was suspected of hiding.


  • **FILE** Osama bin Laden

    U.S.: Osama used wife as human shield

    Osama bin Laden used one of his wives as a human shield during the firefight with U.S. forces at the compound in Pakistan where he was killed, the White House's counterterrorism chief said Monday.


  • ** FILE ** John Brennan, deputy national security adviser for homeland security and counterterrorism, briefs reporters at the White House in Washington on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, after President Obama made a statement about suspicious packages found on U.S.-bound planes. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    White House: Intel chief wasn't briefed on U.K. arrests

    The White House on Wednesday tried to reassure Americans that it is monitoring threats closely this Christmas, even as it acknowledged that the nation's top intelligence official was not briefed on a terror plot in Britain.


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