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Story Pick: Code Name Geronimo

The details are just beginning to emerge about the Navy SEAL assault on Osama bin Laden’s compound and the months of painstaking intelligence work to find him. And the stories make for fascinating and addictive reading.

My colleagues at The Post continue to provide authoritative and detailed stories of a man with the code name Geronimo. Greg Miller and Joby Warrick’s fine story reads like a taut detective novel, taking the reader right into the action from its opening sentence:

“Half an hour had passed on the ground, but the American commandos raiding Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani hideaway had yet to find their long-sought target.”

The story is accompanied by detailed timelines and graphics on how the intelligence community followed the courier, so to speak, and put the intelligence puzzle pieces together.

Brigid Schulte writes about Good-Life: work-life issues, time, productivity, gender and income inequality. She is the author of the bestselling Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play when No One has Time.


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