Efforts to secure their release have so far failed, though officials say the U.S. citizens are not hostages.
Newly disclosed letters from the al-Qaeda leader suggest he was deeply frustrated with his isolation in Abbottabad.
“Welcome to ISIS Land,” a State Department propaganda video that went viral, has become a flash point in a debate over how far the U.S. should go to engage a barbaric adversary online.
Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the U.S. State Department has made a series of attempts to counter the spread of Islamist militant ideology. At the same time, propaganda efforts by al-Qaeda and its offspring have become increasingly sophisticated.
In a new book, former deputy director Michael Morell says the agency provided policymakers with assessments that proved mistaken.
Critics want information on all drone strikes for which strong evidence exists that civilians were killed.
The administration is considering whether its policies go far enough in eliminating the risk of deadly errors.
January drone strikes in Pakistan killed contractor Warren Weinstein and aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto, as well as two Americans who worked with al-Qaeda.
Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula is getting some breathing room as civil war roils the region.
A trailer depicting OSS legend Bill Donovan in a less than flattering light didn’t sit well with undercover vets at a gala dinner honoring the Office of Strategic Services.