“Getting bin Laden”


Nicholas Schmidle’s article in the New Yorker delves into the details of the night in Abottabad when Osama Bin Laden was killed.

The band of 23 Navy SEALs concealed within two Black Hawks, modified to fly undetected into Pakistani territory. This article reveals the leading up to and execution of the plan, a fascinating, detailed chronicle of events that links together the politics and planning that were in the works since 2008, when Obama was still a senator–definitely the best, thorough reporting on bin Laden’s death.

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