United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

The Demise of Osama bin Laden

News Photos

Top Stories

Mullen: SEAL Team Represents All of Military

NEW YORK, May 9, 2011 - The scene at the White House was “tense” during the assault on the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that killed Osama bin Laden, said Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Story7

Raid Will Help Defeat al-Qaida, Obama Says

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 - Osama bin Laden's death and the unprecedented information obtained in the raid that killed the terrorist leader will help the United States deal a serious blow to al-Qaida, President Barack Obama said in a “60 Minutes” interview. Story7

Bin Laden Videos Show Active Role

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2011 - Five video clips released to reporters at the Pentagon show that Osama bin Laden was still an “active player” in al-Qaida operations, a senior intelligence official said. Story | Transcript

Bin Laden’s Death May Impact Afghanistan

SEYMOUR-JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C., May 6, 2011 - The killing of Osama bin Laden “could be a game changer” that affects the situation in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told airmen during a stop at Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. Story

Leaders Honor 9/11 Victims at Ground Zero

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 - Four days after 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden was killed during a U.S. military raid in Pakistan, top U.S. leaders remembered those who died in the 9/11 attacks with ceremonies at ground zero in New York and at the Pentagon. Story

Top Leaders

"The world is safer. It is a better place because of the death of Osama bin Laden... Today we are reminded that as a nation, there's nothing we can't do when we put our shoulders to the wheel, when we work together. And we remember the sense of
unity that defines us as Americans."
President Barack Obama
May 2, 2011
"Secretary Gates is enormously proud of everyone involved in making yesterday's operation a success. It was an extraordinary achievement."
Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell
May 2, 2011

More Stories

Transcripts

Most Wanted Terrorist

OSAMA BIN LADEN

Wanted for: murder of U.S. nationals outside the United States; conspiracy to murder U.S. nationals outside the United States; attack on a federal facility resulting in death. Photo courtesy
of the FBI

Videos

NYC celebrates bin Laden's Death

Photo Essays

AFPS Reader Comments

"This has been a frustrating nine and a half years for every American, but especially for the families and friends of lost loved ones. Congratulations to U.S. intelligence, our entire military and to the courageous U.S. Navy SEALS."
John, Las Vegas
"I’ve never felt so proud to have served. Today is a good day!"
Dan, Pennsylvania
"Finally, a door closes on a horrid part of American history. Thank you to those who provided this finality to those who have lost so much. And, please continue to protect us from those threats we face and those we are not even aware of."
Alex, Nashville, Tenn.

Additional Links

Stay Connected