Navy SEAL Announces He Killed Osama Bin Laden, Account Disputed

By: Friday November 7, 2014 5:41 am

Though the Navy SEAL team that was responsible for killing Osama Bin Laden was supposed to keep the details about the operation and their participation in it secret, multiple members have now stepped forward to tell their story. The latest SEAL to step forward is Robert O’Neill who claims to have been the one to [...]

New Pentagon Budget Reflects New American Way of War

By: Thursday January 26, 2012 12:57 pm

The Pentagon today announced its “lighter” budget, which should more accurately be referred to as its reorganization of the military. It’s hard to call this a smaller budget when you look at this fact sheet. The only reason the budget gets “smaller” is the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The base budget [...]

Over 20 Navy SEALs Killed in Helicopter Shoot-Down in Afghanistan

By: Saturday August 6, 2011 10:05 am

The late-night Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed up to 31 Americans and 7 Afghans killed over 20 Navy SEALs, including members of Seal Team Six, the same unit that participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. “It’s a big loss” for the SEALs,” one of the officials said. The numbers are [...]

Gates: “Somebody” Knew Bin Laden Was In Pakistan

By: Wednesday May 18, 2011 2:10 pm

Here’s an unusually bold statement from Robert Gates: WASHINGTON – “Somebody” in Pakistan knew Osama bin Laden was hiding there, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday. But he said he’s seen evidence that the country’s senior leadership was unaware the terror leader was in a compound a short distance from a Pakistani military facility. “I [...]

Narrative on Bin Laden Raid Collapses

By: Thursday May 5, 2011 6:15 am

The official narrative on the raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout has completely unraveled. First it was a hard-core firefight with precision Navy SEAL commandos encountering human shields and a hail of bullets, deftly avoiding harm and hitting their targets. Now this has devolved into a scene where the SEALs took the compound completely by [...]

CIA Denies “Captured, Then Killed” Bin Laden Scenario

By: Wednesday May 4, 2011 10:30 am

Al Arabiya went forward with a fairly surprising claim that one of Osama bin Laden’s daughters, age 12, saw her father captured by Navy SEAL commandos before being killed. Multiple news outlets have reported that the daughter saw bin Laden shot, but only Al Arabiya went this far, to say bin Laden was captured before [...]

Questions Raised About Legitimacy of Bin Laden Assassination

By: Wednesday May 4, 2011 9:10 am

The shifting story on the details of the bin Laden capture has concluded with a picture that looks something like this: bin Laden was found in his room unarmed, a woman (his wife) moved toward the Navy SEAL commandos, she was shot, bin Laden resisted in some undisclosed way (perhaps looking for a weapon, perhaps [...]

Shadow Play Over Pakistani Involvement in Bin Laden Raid Continues

By: Wednesday May 4, 2011 6:50 am

Leon Panetta is absolutely trying to set up Pakistan publicly. Yesterday he said in an interview that the US never told Pakistan about the forthcoming mission into Abbottabad to kill bin Laden because they would have tipped him off. Implicit in that statement is the idea that at least some Pakistani officials knew where bin [...]

Official Bin Laden Story Changes in Various Places

By: Tuesday May 3, 2011 6:10 am

The story of the frantic raid on the bin Laden compound in Abbottabad has evolved over the past 24 hours. What was a very crisp narrative full of interesting details has not held up. Here are a few examples: • Initially, the story went that a woman was used as a human shield and was [...]

Administration Ponders Whether to Release Photo Evidence of Bin Laden’s Corpse

By: Monday May 2, 2011 10:48 am

There was a picture floating around yesterday, allegedly from Pakistani television, of the corpse of bin Laden, but that has been debunked. But there are pictures of bin Laden out there; they were in fact used to determine his identity, using facial recognition technology. And now the White House is considering releasing the photographs. The [...]

White House Considered Bombing Bin Laden Compound

By: Monday May 2, 2011 8:34 am

The White House considered bombing the bin Laden compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, but abandoned the idea out of concern for civilian casualties and a need to produce physical evidence that bin Laden was indeed killed. President Obama authorized the development of several attack plans for the killing of bin Laden, including both a bomb from [...]

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