Killing Osama bin Laden

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

Thousands of Americans born after 9/11 joined the U.S. military to serve their nation. The lives of a parallel generation of Taliban fighters were also shaped by the attacks.
The deep resentments and outsize ego of Osama bin Laden
(The Washington Post, August 13, 2021; 8:00 AM)
Inside Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s long career at Carlyle
(The Washington Post, August 3, 2021; 6:00 AM)
Egypt’s top spy is visiting Washington. He ought to answer these questions.
(The Washington Post, June 22, 2021; 3:29 PM)
Ten years later, Obama and McRaven discuss the meaning of the mission to kill bin Laden
(The Washington Post, April 30, 2021; 7:00 AM)
Ten years later, Islamist terrorism isn’t the threat it used to be
(The Washington Post, April 29, 2021; 5:44 PM)
How Twitter activism turned the fight against Boko Haram upside down
(The Washington Post, April 16, 2021; 10:06 AM)
Families of victims of 1998 East Africa embassy bombings urge settlement with Sudan
(The Washington Post, August 6, 2020; 6:44 PM)
Supreme Court says victims of al-Qaeda bombings entitled to billions in punitive damages
(The Washington Post, May 18, 2020; 5:00 PM)
Senate passes resolution to limit Trump’s power to order military action against Iran
(The Washington Post, February 13, 2020; 6:01 PM)
The frantic effort to save lives after a deadly attack on the CIA
(The Washington Post, December 30, 2019; 7:00 AM)
The Daily 202: Does Trump trust Putin more than Pelosi? Baghdadi death shows politicization of national security.
(The Washington Post, October 28, 2019; 10:25 AM)
‘Whimpering, screaming and crying,’ ‘A beautiful dog:’ Trump’s vivid account of the Baghdadi raid
(The Washington Post, October 27, 2019; 4:29 PM)
The Afghanistan war is likely ending. One longtime correspondent asks: Was it worth it?
(The Washington Post, September 9, 2019; 11:50 AM)
Rise of far-right violence leads some to call for realignment of post-9/11 national security priorities
(The Washington Post, August 5, 2019; 7:40 PM)
A journalist almost married a con man. It turns out, she wasn’t the only one.
(The Washington Post, January 17, 2019; 8:00 AM)
William Blum, policy critic of U.S. praised by Osama bin Laden, dies at 85
(The Washington Post, December 13, 2018; 2:34 PM)
Pakistani leader to the U.S.: We’re not your ‘hired gun’ anymore
(The Washington Post, December 6, 2018; 2:55 PM)
Donald Trump really is a genius — when it comes to second-guessing other people’s decisions
(The Washington Post, November 19, 2018; 6:07 PM)
Why Trump can’t stop personally attacking military veterans
(The Washington Post, November 19, 2018; 2:44 PM)
Trump says ‘of course’ the U.S. should have caught bin Laden sooner
(The Washington Post, November 19, 2018; 1:12 PM)
The Daily 202: Trump’s pattern of insulting war heroes continues with commander of bin Laden raid
(The Washington Post, November 19, 2018; 8:59 AM)
Trump suggests venerated Navy SEAL commander should have found bin Laden faster
(The Washington Post, November 18, 2018; 1:44 PM)
What Trump should be asking of the CIA on Khashoggi
(The Washington Post, November 5, 2018; 6:35 PM)
From travels with bin Laden to sparring with princes: Jamal Khashoggi’s provocative journey
(The Washington Post, October 7, 2018; 7:00 PM)
We expected the war on terror to unite us. What went wrong?
(The Washington Post, September 10, 2018; 6:44 PM)
Trump is harming the dream of America more than any foreign adversary ever could
(The Washington Post, September 10, 2018; 6:42 PM)
Illinois congressional candidate draws flak for comparing Trump to Osama bin Laden
(The Washington Post, August 31, 2018; 7:21 AM)
Revoke my security clearance, too, Mr. President
(The Washington Post, August 16, 2018; 2:44 PM)
The zombie claim that won’t die: The media exposed bin Laden’s phone.
(The Washington Post, August 2, 2018; 3:00 AM)
Suspected bin Laden bodyguard held for deportation after years of haven in Germany
(The Washington Post, June 26, 2018; 4:50 AM)
Democratic House candidate compares Trump to Osama bin Laden. White House calls it ‘reprehensible.’
(The Washington Post, May 31, 2018; 7:31 AM)
Trump shouldn’t expect an approval spike after the North Korea prisoner release
(The Washington Post, May 11, 2018; 3:01 PM)
Did bin Laden’s death help the Islamic State?
(The Washington Post, May 2, 2018; 7:00 AM)
Osama bin Laden’s alleged ex-bodyguard receives $1,400 a month from German taxpayers
(The Washington Post, April 24, 2018; 11:29 AM)
Video: Were Bush’s ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ derived from military training?
(The Washington Post, April 2, 2018; 7:46 AM)
He hunted bin Laden — then died in 9/11. Now the FBI legend is the center of a new TV show.
(The Washington Post, February 23, 2018; 7:00 AM)
Even the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden thinks Trump’s military parade is a bad idea
(The Washington Post, February 9, 2018; 5:32 PM)
Pakistan’s prime minister defends his country from Trump’s tweet
(The Washington Post, January 26, 2018; 2:55 PM)
Osama bin Laden still matters. Islamic State leader Baghdadi not so much.
(The Washington Post, November 2, 2017; 6:41 AM)
Osama bin Laden’s video collection included ‘Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?’
(The Washington Post, November 1, 2017; 4:51 PM)
After years of 9/11 criticism and conspiracies, Trump strikes a more somber note
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2017; 5:13 PM)
The U.S. will never win the war in Afghanistan
(The Washington Post, May 16, 2017; 8:11 AM)
Trump promised to free a Pakistani surgeon who helped find bin Laden. He’s still in prison.
(The Washington Post, May 2, 2017; 5:00 AM)
Meet Osama. To his players, he’s ‘Coach Oss.’ These days, should he be ‘Steve’?
(The Washington Post, January 27, 2017; 8:56 AM)
Peter Berg makes great movies about radical Islam — except when he loses his nerve
(The Washington Post, January 23, 2017; 11:00 AM)
U.S. releases last batch of Osama bin Laden’s documents
(The Washington Post, January 19, 2017; 4:37 PM)
Nine ‘amazing’ moments from the Obama presidency
(The Washington Post, December 29, 2016; 12:20 PM)
Obama defends his wartime strategy and laments Trump’s likely change of course
(The Washington Post, December 6, 2016; 9:39 PM)
Foreign national faces sentencing in D.C. for supporting al-Qaeda-backed terrorism
(The Washington Post, November 30, 2016; 7:00 PM)
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