History Stories
CATEGORY: Osama bin Laden
The Long, Winding Road to 9/11
September 12, 2017

Peter Bergen and Steve Coll discuss the motives behind the attacks, how U.S. leaders missed so many signals and what it was like to meet Osama bin Laden. Read More

Government Terrorist Trackers Before 9/11: Higher Ups Wouldn’t Listen
August 30, 2017

Before 9/11, only a few dedicated law-enforcement and intelligence agents understood the enormity of the terrorists' ambitions. And they had a hard time convincing their bosses. Read More

Seal Team Six Member Killed in Afghanistan Rescue Operation
December 11, 2012

The elite U.S. special operations unit that killed Osama bin Laden lost one of its members last weekend during a rescue operation in Afghanistan. Read More

The Secret Unit That Killed Bin Laden
May 2, 2011

Find out about the history and past operations of the elite Navy SEAL unit that killed Osama bin Laden. Read More