Archive for May, 2011

May
01
2011

Dutch terrorist arrests may have been dry run

Two US residents of Yemeni descent have been arrested in Amsterdam after flying in from Chicago and staging what officials fear may have been a dry run for a terror attack. Two men held in the Netherlands may have... Read more
May
01
2011

Defiant Times Square bomber jailed for life

A Pakistani-American was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for his botched car bomb attempt in New York’s famed Times Square, but in a chilling statement warned that jihadist war “has just begun.” Read more
May
01
2011

US has killed Osama bin Laden

The United States has killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden nearly 10 years after the September 11, 2001 attacks, President Barack Obama has said in a dramatic televised address. Read more
May
01
2011

Man unknowingly tweeted bin Laden raid

As U.S. forces in Pakistan swooped in on Osama bin Laden on Sunday, at least one Twitter user was unknowingly reporting details of the raid. Read more
May
01
2011

Before the Raid, SEALs Rehearsed in a Full-Scale Replica of the Bin Laden Compound

The Navy SEAL team that offed the 21st century’s most wanted man Sunday was so concerned about preparation and accuracy that they re-created the one-acre compound where their target was living, “Ocean’s Eleven” style. The SEALS ran trial runs... Read more
May
01
2011

Bush calls bin laden death “momentous achievement”

Former President George W. Bush, who was in office at the time of the September 11 attacks and famously said he wanted Osama bin Laden dead or alive, on Sunday called the death of the al Qaeda leader a... Read more
May
01
2011

The secret team that killed bin Laden

Were it not for this high-value target, the killing of Osama bin Laden at his luxury hideout in Pakistan early Monday might have been a routine mission for the specially trained and highly mythologized SEAL Team Six. Read more
May
01
2011

In Pakistan, an embarrassed silence on bin Laden

Pakistan faced enormous embarrassment Monday after Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Special Forces just a few hundred yards from its military academy, raising questions about its military and intelligence community. Read more