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Bin Laden's Death: How It Rewrites the 2012 Script for Obama, GOP

Monday, May 02, 2011

By authorizing the mission that killed bin Laden, President Obama has unquestionably burnished his Commander in Chief image, which needed polishing. But the president will have to answer ever-more urgent questions about his vision for American foreign policy. In first hours after the announcement of bin Laden's death, the still-fuzzy Republican field was tentative on the big questions, including how much credit to grant Obama for this operation.

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New Yorkers React to bin Laden's Death

Monday, May 02, 2011

Well, there is obviously some sense of relief that Osama bin Laden is not out there to kill other people but at the same token, the dancing in the streets type of thing and the celebration of joy takes me back to 9/11 when we saw people in other countries dancing in the streets with joy that there were people killed in 9/11 here. And it takes me back to the message in Exodus which is God saying to the angels...after Pharoah and them were killed in the Red Sea, why are you singing? You know, it's a mixed feeling, but I think this dancing with the joy while we should have relief is difficult.

Karen from Westchester, a caller on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Look | New Yorkers React to Capture of bin Laden

Monday, May 02, 2011

The day after Osama bin Laden was killed and buried at sea, New Yorkers and visitors flocked to the World Trade Center site to see the construction and leave memorials for those killed on September 11, 2001.

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Osama Bin Laden Killed By American Forces

Monday, May 02, 2011

NYT's David Sanger weighs in on the implications of Osama bin Laden's death.

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After Bin Laden Raid, Lingering Questions About Pakistan

Monday, May 02, 2011

The U.S. has known for a long time that Pakistan is playing a double game, but the U.S. doesn't have many options. We play the cards we're dealt. The ISI has very different priorities from the U.S., and the tricky game the CIA had to play is to try and get little pieces of genuine information in middle of a lot of fake information.

Bobby Ghosh, deputy international editor for Time Magazine, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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A Journalist Who Met Bin Laden

Monday, May 02, 2011

Edward Girardet, journalist and author of Killing the Cranes: A Reporter's Journey Through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan, is one of the few Western journalists to have met Osama Bin Laden in person. He speaks with us from the BBC's studio in Delhi, India, about the news of Bin Laden's death.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

David E. Sanger on the Death of Osama bin Laden and the Arab World

Monday, May 02, 2011

David E. Sanger, the Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times, discusses what kind of impact the death of Osama bin Laden will have on the Arab World, a region where protests continue.

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Look | Front Pages: Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

Monday, May 02, 2011

PHOTOS. "GOT HIM" - "ROT IN HELL" - "DEAD" - Take a look at newspaper front pages from around the region covered Osama bin Laden's death.

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Bin Laden's Death May Affect How We Treat Prisoners

Monday, May 02, 2011

This morning, reports have surfaced linking Bin Laden's death to intelligence gathered at the notorious Guantanamo Bay holding facility in Cuba. If keeping prisoners detained has resulted in the death of America's most-wanted tourist, what does that mean for how we'll treat prisoners in the future? We speak about this with Richard Perle, Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan.

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Former Head of CIA's bin Laden Unit on the Al Qaeda Leader's Death

Monday, May 02, 2011

Michael Scheuer, who led the CIA's Osama bin Laden Tracking Unit from 1996 to 1999 and was a counterterrorism analyst until 2004, discusses  bin Laden's death and what it means for al Qaeda and the continuing military operations in Afghanistan. His latest book is Osama bin Laden.

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The Political Ramifications of Bin Laden's Death

Monday, May 02, 2011

There are, of course, major political ramifications of Osama Bin Laden's death for President Obama today. He can now take credit for the killing of Bin Laden. David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker and author of The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, speaks with us about what Bin Laden's death will mean for Obama. 

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Bin Laden's Trusted Courier Aided in Killing

Monday, May 02, 2011

Mark Mazzetti, national security correspondent for The New York Times, speaks to us about news that Osama Bin Laden's trusted courier was integral to the operation that led to his killing. 

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Markets Respond Positively to Bin Laden Killing

Monday, May 02, 2011

The economic markets have responded positively to the death of Osama Bin Laden. Louise Story, Wall Street and finance reporter for our partner, The New York Times, talks with us about what's happening on Wall Street and why markets responded so positively. 

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The Significance of Bin Laden's Death

Monday, May 02, 2011

For years, the CIA hunted Bin Laden in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Michael Hurley, senior counsel to the 9/11 Commission and a former CIA officer who served in Afghanistan after 9/11, helped lead the search. He speaks with us about the significance of Osama Bin Laden's death. 

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The Future of Al Qaeda Without Bin Laden

Monday, May 02, 2011

Osama bin Laden has long been the most hunted man in the world. As the leader of Al Qaeda and the mastermind of the worst terrorist attack on American soil, he's served as the main target for the US war on terror. With his death, how will the terrorist organization change? We talk with Gideon Rose, author of How Wars End and editor of Foreign Affairs

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After Bin Laden Death: The Climate in Afghanistan

Monday, May 02, 2011

BBC correspondent Quentin Somerville speaks with us from Kabul, Afghanistan, where President Hamid Karzai may not have had any warning before Osama Bin Laden's death.

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Bin Laden Death a Significant US Milestone

Monday, May 02, 2011

The day after Sept. 11, 2001, journalists from around the world flocked to the Middle East to cover what would be become the defining story of the decade. Osama bin Laden instantly became a household name and Al Qaeda was America's new enemy. Now, nearly ten years later, the U.S. has achieved its original mission in Afghanistan — to find and kill bin Laden. To mark this historic moment, we talk with two veteran reporters who've been covering the story from day one: David Sanger and Rod Nordland, reporters with our partner The New York Times.

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Veterans and 9/11 Families React to Bin Laden's Death

Monday, May 02, 2011

Veterans and families of victims of the 9/11 attacks are gathering at Ground Zero and elsewhere this morning, to celebrate and reflect on the news that Osama Bin Laden is dead. We speak with Dennis McKeon, a parishioner of St. Clare's Roman Catholic Church in Staten Island, which lost 29 members of its congregation in the 9/11 attacks. McKeon started the organization Where to Turn, which helps those affected by the attack. We also talk with Russell Galeti, first lieutenant in the Ohio National Guard.

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The Role of the Military in Bin Laden's Death

Monday, May 02, 2011

The military carried out the attack on Osama Bin Laden, which resulted in his death late last night. Former Assistant Secretary of Defense and defense analyst at the Center for American Progess Larry Korb speaks with us about how the military carried out this operation. 

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Global Newspaper Headlines on bin Laden's Death

Monday, May 02, 2011

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The reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden has varied since the news broke late Sunday night — here's a look at the way media outlets around the world weighed in this morning on the death of the FBI's most wanted terrorist.

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