NPR’s John Burnett reports from Peshawar, Pakistan on what it’s like to be a six-foot-seven inch tall American at a pro-Taliban "Death to America" rally where Osama Bin Laden is considered a hero.
Osama bin Laden was one of America’s most formidable and implacable enemies. And yet no one has written a serious assessment of his influence over world events in the last decade. Michael Scheuer; a former head of CIA’s Osama bin Laden Unit provides an objective and authoritative portrait of bin Laden. Michael Scheuer was the chief of the CIA’s bin Laden unit from 1996 to 1999 and remained a counterterrorism analyst until 2004. He is the author of many books, including Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terrorism. His latest book is Osama Bin Laden.
Roughly eight months before the attacks of 9/11, a commission created by the Defense Department came out with this prescient line: As a result of terrorism, “Americans will likely die on American soil, possibly in large numbers." The U.S. Commission on National Security in the 21st Century was co-chaired by former Colorado Senator Gary Hart. We reached him Monday to discuss the death of Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of the attacks Hart and his fellow commissioners predicted.
CNN’s John Lisk speaks with Navy SEAL, Don Mann about his new book, "Inside SEAL Team Six," the elite Navy unit that hunted down and assassinated Osama bin Laden. Mann is a former SEAL training officer.