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CIA Defends Live-Tweeting bin-Laden Raid to Mark 5th Anniversary

The CIA defended live-tweeting the U.S. military raid that killed Osama bin Laden to commemorate the anniversary of the mission.

Ex-Navy SEAL Who Says He Killed Bin Laden Charged with DUI

The former Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden was arrested Friday on a drunken driving charge.

The Drone Pilot Who Watched Osama Bin Laden Walk Away

Months before the 9/11 terror attacks, U.S. Air Force captain Scott Swanson was controlling a Predator drone over Afghanistan. Swanson and his team were looking for Osama Bin Laden … and they found him. But this was months before the Predator could fire missiles. The drone operators could only watch...

‘Last Man On The Moon’ & Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Tricked’ Hit Theaters: Specialty Preview

An astronaut, a famous restaurateur, a documentary and nonfiction in two parts as well as a comical farce about Osama bin Laden are among the specialty films opening this weekend. Eugene Cernan, the final human to touch the surface of...Show More Summary

SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden Says Women Deserve a Shot at Special Ops

The former U.S. Navy SEAL, known for killing Osama bin Laden, said he supports women serving in elite special operations units as long as they can meet the standard.

Lawyers Say Navy SEAL Ignored Advice on Osama Bin Laden Book

A former Navy SEAL disregarded advice from attorneys to submit his book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden to the federal government for clearance before it was published, the lawyers said

Retired US Navy SEAL had Bin Laden corpse photo: media

A former US Navy SEAL kept an unauthorized photo of Osama Bin Laden’s corpse on a computer that he turned over to investigators, a US news site reported Tuesday. The discovery came after Matthew Bissonnette, who shot Bin Laden in the infamous 2011 raid on the Al-Qaeda leader’s compound in Pakistan, gave investigators a copy

The 4 Lawyers Behind the Killing of Osama bin Laden

The killing of Osama bin Laden has been hailed as a high point in the Obama administration, a proof that the world's largest military is capable of tracking down its greatest enemy. But the SEAL Team 6 raid wasn't just a testament to American intelligence or military strength, but......

Biden was for the bin Laden raid before he was against it

Joe “Bite Me” Biden is planning on jumping into the Democrat campaign for the nomination for President this week, so he had some things to clean up before that leap. Beginning with his reported opposition to the raid on the Osama bin Laden compound in 2011. He described his participation in the discussion to execute […]

ISIS Sympathizer Posts Address of Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden

Ugh, why do people sympathize and support ISIS in the first place? A British supporter of the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIL or ISIS) published the name and address of the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden, demanding that American extremists kill him.

Iran Released 5 Senior Members of al-Qaeda in Prisoner Swap with Yemeni al-Qaeda Branch

As the Free Beacon reported, this is troubling news: The Iranian government released five top members of al Qaeda this year in a prisoner swap, one of whom served as the group’s interim leader after the death of Osama bin Laden, according to a U.S. official. The man, Saif al-Adel, has a spot on theFBI’s Most Wanted […]

Military Tribunals Can't Try Terrorists for Civil Crimes: D.C. Cir

Following the D.C. Circuit's decision on Friday, military tribunals will have a more difficult time prosecuting terrorists. The court threw out another charge brought against Ali Hamza al-Bahlul, a former assistant to Osama bin Laden. For the past 13 years, al-Bahlul has been held in Guantanamo Bay. A number......

CIA Refuses To Release Osama's Porn Collection Information To Bro Who Submitted FOIA For It

11 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Who could have possibly thought that something of interest would actually come out of something called BroBible? As it turns out, the site that calls itself the best place for all the world's bros to gather on the internet -- which sounds...Show More Summary

Divided D.C. Circuit Restricts Authority of Military Commissions

A divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Friday placed new limits on the jurisdiction of U.S. military commissions, vacating the conspiracy conviction of a man accused of serving as Osama bin Laden’s spokesman.       

What Was in Osama Bin Laden's Law Library?

Just in time to update your summer reading list, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has declassified "Osama's Bookshelf." The list details the 400 some pieces of writing Osama had on hand when his bunker was raided and he was killed by Navy SEALs in 2011. So, what beach......

Osama bin Laden's Porn and Policy Library (and the Banal Evil of the Unread War Novel Over Memorial Day Weekend)

Osama bin Laden begged his favorite wife to join him in paradise (should death come by drone or SEAL raid or hypertension triggered by a Hunker Down Diet of dried meat and Pepsi.) But first, The Most Wanted Man on Earth generously suggested...Show More Summary

Osama bin Laden Read Leftist American Literature

Not a big surprise that he read Bob Woodward, Noam Chomsky and William Blum. Maybe bin Laden was a long-distance student at Cal-Berkeley.

Media Minutiae

GalleyCat: Bob Woodward wishes Osama bin Laden would’ve read his book more closely. Oh, and he wishes he wasn’t such a terrible person. We assume, at least. FishbowlDC: Jon Stewart will headline GW’s Colonials Weekend. Early rumor is he will discuss politics. TVNewser: Great Van Susteren wants to help the worst Republican candidates. Yes, that means all of them.

Osama bin Laden was reading Bob Woodward? It’s not news to Woodward.

11 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Journalist Bob Woodward’s book, “Obama’s Wars.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) One of our most fabled journalists was not exactly surprised Wednesday with disclosure of declassified government documents that touched on the reading habits of Osama bin Laden. It included word that at the time of the U.S. Show More Summary

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