Killing Osama bin Laden

The Washington Post’s reporting on the al Qaeda leader's death

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
5 Taliban figures exchanged for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
(AP, May 27, 2015; 3:26 AM)
The frustrations of allied warfare _ al-Qaida-style
(AP, May 21, 2015; 3:46 AM)
Legion of foreign fighters battles for Islamic State
(AP, May 20, 2015; 10:27 PM)
Osama bin Laden, policy wonk
(The Washington Post, May 20, 2015; 8:29 PM)
US releases 100+ bin Laden documents
(AP, May 20, 2015; 5:50 PM)
The bin Laden library the U.S. government doesn’t want you to see: The porn stash.
(The Washington Post, May 20, 2015; 3:02 PM)
To join al-Qaida, first a few questions
(AP, May 20, 2015; 2:47 PM)
From bin Laden’s ‘Instructions to Applicants': Do you wish to execute a suicide operation?
(The Washington Post, May 20, 2015; 2:35 PM)
Did Osama bin Laden play this terrible video game?
(The Washington Post, May 20, 2015; 12:20 PM)
Bin Laden’s library was basically the browser history of a conspiracy theorist
(The Washington Post, May 20, 2015; 11:47 AM)
Chomsky, Woodward and 9/11 conspiracy theories: Bin Laden’s English-language bookshelf
(The Washington Post, May 20, 2015; 11:22 AM)
The ever-iconoclastic, never-to-be-ignored, muckraking Seymour Hersh
(The Washington Post, May 15, 2015; 6:02 PM)
NBC News backtracks with ‘editor’s note’ to bin Laden story, undermining alternate narrative
(The Washington Post, May 13, 2015; 12:39 PM)
Sy Hersh: ‘I could go on and on about the press’
(The Washington Post, May 11, 2015; 6:36 PM)
Why didn’t Vanity Fair tell readers it hadn’t seen bin Laden burial photos?
(The Washington Post, May 11, 2015; 4:26 PM)
‘Utter nonsense': CIA and White House blast Seymour Hersh’s explosive Osama bin Laden raid story
(The Washington Post, May 11, 2015; 12:23 PM)
Bin Laden’s ambitious final plans
(The Washington Post, May 5, 2015; 8:04 PM)
Former CIA official cites agency’s failure to see al-Qaeda’s rebound
(The Washington Post, May 3, 2015; 9:26 AM)
Marco Rubio skipped Senate hearings after death of Osama bin Laden
(The Washington Post, April 11, 2015; 6:00 AM)
3 times U.S. foreign policy helped to create the Islamic State
(The Washington Post, March 9, 2015; 1:58 PM)
ISIS versus the West: A clash of civilizations? (COMMENTARY)
(AP, February 23, 2015; 1:32 PM)
Don’t just ‘counter’ violent extremists. Defeat them.
(The Washington Post, February 23, 2015; 10:08 AM)
Video shows purported beheading of Egyptian Christians in Libya
(The Washington Post, February 15, 2015; 10:06 PM)
Most Americans are clueless about Sikhs
(AP, January 26, 2015; 4:22 PM)
High-value Guantanamo detainees call home for the first time in nearly a decade
(The Washington Post, January 24, 2015; 12:58 PM)
Al-Qaeda in Yemen claims responsibility for ‘vengeance’ attack on Paris newspaper
(The Washington Post, January 14, 2015; 11:08 AM)
2014 newsmakers: From the Ice Bucket Challenge to Alex from Target, 15 minutes of fleeting fame
(The Washington Post, December 30, 2014; 6:30 AM)
Obama: Afghanistan war coming to ‘responsible conclusion’
(The Washington Post, December 28, 2014; 2:00 PM)
The Senate CIA report says ‘enhanced interrogation’ doesn’t work. But Hollywood thinks it does.
(The Washington Post, December 10, 2014; 4:22 AM)
Ex-SEAL’s defenders see double-standard in criticism of bin Laden shooter O’Neill
(The Washington Post, November 18, 2014; 6:00 PM)
President Obama snuggles a koala and Sen. Ted Cruz adds a furry member to his family: Which VIP had the best weekend?
(The Washington Post, November 17, 2014; 12:17 PM)
Ex-Navy SEAL who revealed he killed Osama bin Laden attended the Redskins’ team meeting on Saturday
(The Washington Post, November 15, 2014; 11:14 PM)
Trying to keep Osama bin Laden shooter a secret
(The Washington Post, November 10, 2014; 10:42 AM)
How ‘Homeland’ captures America’s shrinking role in the world
(The Washington Post, November 10, 2014; 8:00 AM)
Ex-Navy SEAL who revealed himself as Osama bin Laden shooter is a Redskins fan
(The Washington Post, November 7, 2014; 2:50 PM)
Ex-SEAL Robert O’Neill reveals himself as shooter who killed Osama bin Laden
(The Washington Post, November 6, 2014; 9:53 PM)
Amid classified information controversy, Fox News will name Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden
(The Washington Post, November 5, 2014; 5:51 AM)
Former Navy Seal Under Investigation for Bin Laden Disclosures
(, October 31, 2014; 12:40 PM)
Navy SEAL Who Killed Osama Bin Laden to Reveal Identity on Fox News
(, October 29, 2014; 5:13 PM)
Coexistence of aggressive interrogation and civil liberties
(The Washington Post, October 20, 2014; 6:12 PM)
Obama’s reluctant foreign policy and our jive Turkey ally
(The Washington Post, October 9, 2014; 2:00 PM)
The toughest case: What if Osama bin Laden had an iPhone?
(The Washington Post, September 26, 2014; 4:12 PM)
As U.S. takes on the Islamic State, al-Qaeda remains degraded but not defeated
(The Washington Post, September 26, 2014; 8:43 AM)
An Osama bin Laden son-in-law is sentenced to life on terrorism charges
(The Washington Post, September 23, 2014; 7:15 PM)
Targeted by U.S. airstrikes: The secretive al-Qaeda cell was plotting an ‘imminent attack’
(The Washington Post, September 23, 2014; 7:12 AM)
President Obama’s careful war on terrorism
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2014; 7:48 PM)
Can we defeat the Islamic State?
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2014; 11:49 AM)
Al-Qaida overshadowed by Islamic State’s influence
(AP, September 5, 2014; 1:42 PM)
Donte’ Stallworth embarks on new adventure as a national security writer for Huffington Post
(The Washington Post, September 4, 2014; 3:42 PM)
More News