Osama bin Laden was a prominent figure in the global war on terrorism, best known as the founder and leader of al-Qaeda, the terrorist organization responsible for the September 11 attacks in the United States. Here are some key points about him:
Osama bin Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 1957.
He came from a wealthy family and was well-educated, studying economics and management at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah.
In the 1980s, he joined the mujahideen fighting against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, and he helped to set up al-Qaeda in 1988.
Bin Laden was known for his anti-Western views and his calls for jihad against the United States and its allies.
In 1998, he issued a fatwa calling for attacks on Americans and their allies, and he was suspected of being involved in a number of terrorist attacks before 9/11.
After the 9/11 attacks, the United States launched a massive manhunt for bin Laden, and he went into hiding in Afghanistan and later in Pakistan.
In 2011, U.S. Navy SEALs raided bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and killed him. His body was later buried at sea.
Bin Laden’s death was a significant blow to al-Qaeda, but the organization remains active and continues to carry out attacks around the world.
Bin Laden’s legacy is complex, and his actions have been widely condemned. Some view him as a hero and a martyr, while others see him as a terrorist and a murderer.
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When Osama bin Laden declared war against the United States for the first time to a Western audience, Peter Bergen was there. He produced Osama bin Laden’s first television interview and has written extensively on the terrorist and on Al Qaeda.
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Ah short view on Osama Bin Ladens hiding place.
On May 2nd 2011, US Navy Seals launch a fateful raid on Osama Bin Laden’s Abbottabad hideout. They kill him and retrieve his private records. Four years later, the Director of National Intelligence finally allows public access to some of the ‘Bin Laden Papers’. For the first time, this documentary dissects the new information to paint an intimate portrait of bin Laden’s private life during his final years, which contrasts the simultaneous manhunt initiated by US military and secret services.
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ZERO DARK THIRTY is available now on Digital, Blu-ray Disc and DVD.
For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story of history’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man.
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Written by Mark Boal. Starring Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, Edgar Ramirez, James Gandolfini and Chris Pratt.
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16 Inside The Situation Room with President Obama Rock Center Killing Of Osama Bin Laden
If anyone tried to imagine what a highly skilled, ruthless assassin might look like, Robert O’Neill’s image would not spring to mind. But beyond his friendly face and benign demeanour, O’Neill is a man who has spent much of his adult life learning to kill. In May 2011, every bit of the U.S. Navy Seal’s training was tested when he lined up the western world’s greatest single enemy, Osama bin Laden, in his gunsights. O’Neill didn’t flinch – he pulled the trigger. As Liam Bartlett discovered, hearing his story is chilling enough, but even more worrying are the latest expert warnings that bin Laden’s death, far from killing off al-Qaeda, has spurred the terrorists on to greater evil. Reporter: Liam Bartlett Producers: Phil Goyen, Steve Jackson
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Suroosh Alvi of VICE travels to Bin Laden’s infamous compound to see what people really think about living next to America’s most vilified fugitive. Unsurprisingly, their concern lies less with the proximity of Bin Laden than the chaos that his death has sparked. Although the controversy over whether or not Pakistan was harboring Bin Laden and the “trust deficit” is the primary focus for the American media, Pakistani news is busy covering the onslaught of violence that has broken out since the May 2nd raid. The people have seen a marked increase in American drone attacks, while the Taliban continues its retaliation with a relentless wave of suicide bombings. Anti-American sentiment has never run higher and this turbulent nation clearly has bigger issues than Bin Laden’s death to contend with.
Hosted by Suroosh Alvi | Originally released in 2011
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Hunting in the Shadows:
The Pursuit of al Qa’ida since 9/11
This event was presented by the New America Foundation’s National Security Studies Program and was a conversation with Seth Jones about his new book, Hunting in the Shadows, which chronicles the efforts of the United States and its allies to find and stifle the shifting, multipronged threat posed by al-Qa’ida and its affiliates.
Seth G. Jones
Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation
Author, Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al Qa’ida since 9/11
Counterterrorism Research Fellow
New America Foundation
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The SEALS fly in on stealth helicopters and enter the compound.
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Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda:
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The Navy SEAL team that ended Osama bin Laden’s life last May also grabbed a massive collection of digital and physical material from his hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Seventeen of the documents the SEALs swept up that night were released earlier this month by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, which also produced a detailed report analyzing and contextualizing the writings by al-Qaeda’s most important leader and several of his top lieutenants. The New America Foundation is proud to host the lead author of that report, Letters from Abbottabad: Bin Ladin Sidelined?, for a discussion of the Abbottabad documents and what they tell us about the past and future of al-Qaeda.
Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Senior Associate, Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.
Counterterrorism Research Fellow
New America Foundation
38 Manhunt: The Ten Year Search for Osama bin Laden: From 9/11 to Abbottabad, Peter Bergen
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Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden
Roughly ten years after Sept. 11, 2001, Americans celebrated the news that the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks had been found and killed during a raid on his home in Pakistan. Now, one year after Osama bin Laden’s death, Peter Bergen describes the raid with riveting detail in his fourth book on bin Laden, MANHUNT: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad.
But the killing of bin Laden is only one element of a decade-long story – Where did he hide after the 9/11 attacks, and how did he evade capture? How did the SEALs prepare for Operation Neptune Spear? Why did President Obama decide to proceed with the raid despite the recommendations of two of his top three advisors that he not do so?
Come hear Peter Bergen discuss bin Laden’s life and eventual death, as well as America’s decade-long hunt to bring him to justice.
Director, National Security Studies Program, New America Foundation
Author, MANHUNT: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad
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Peter Bergen is an acclaimed journalist, terrorism and national security analyst, and author of the new book, The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden, which examines the life, philosophy, influence, and personal contradictions of the infamous leader of al-Qaeda. Bergen famously interviewed bin Laden in 1997.
Bergen currently serves as the Vice President for Global Studies & Fellows at New America and is New America’s director of the International Security and Future of War programs. He is also a national security analyst for CNN and a professor at Arizona State University where he co-directs the Center on the Future of War.
Bergen is a member of the Homeland Security Experts Group and a fellow at Fordham University’s Center on National Security, and serves on the editorial board of one of the leading scholarly journal in the field of counter-terrorism: Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. He has previously taught at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Along with his latest, Bergen has written and edited three New York Times best-selling books, along with four books that have been named among the best non-fiction books of the year by The Washington Post. He is also an Emmy winning documentary filmmaker. His works include Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad, United States of Jihad: Who Are America’s Homegrown Terrorists, and How Do We Stop Them?, The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda, Trump and His Generals: The Cost of Chaos, Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, and Policy, and more.
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Nelly Lahoud has taken a deep dive into Osama Bin Ladens files and looked at his plans for future attacks in her new book on “The Bin Laden Papers”.
Osama Bin Laden’s greatest fear was not capture or death, but the exposure of al-Qaeda’s secrets. In this webinar Nelly Lahoud presents her main findings from her recently published book – The Bin Laden Papers: How the Abbottabad Raid Revealed the Truth about al-Qaeda, Its leader, and His Family.
Dr. Lahoud dives into Bin Laden’s files and reveals Bin Laden plans for future attacks, al-Qaeda’s hostility toward countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Pakistan and first-hand accounts of al-Qaeda from 9/11 until the elimination of Bin Laden in 2011.
This webinar is led by Thomas Hegghammer and hosted by the Consortium for Research on Terrorism and International Crime.
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Bin Laden’s greatest fear was not capture or death but the revelation of al-Qaeda’s secrets. When he was killed in May 2011, U.S. Special Operations Forces took an additional eighteen minutes to collect Bin Laden’s hard drives on which al-Qaeda’s most secret communications were saved.
In her ground-breaking book, The Bin Laden Papers: How the Abbottabad Raid Revealed the Truth about al-Qaeda, Its Leader and His Family, New America Senior Fellow Nelly Lahoud distills the content of nearly 6,000 pages of Arabic language private communications. For the first time, al-Qaeda’s closely guarded secrets are laid bare, shattering misconceptions and revealing how and what Bin Laden communicated with his associates, his plans for future attacks, and al-Qaeda’s hostility toward countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Pakistan.
To discuss her book, New America welcomes Nelly Lahoud, author of The Bin Laden Papers and a senior fellow with New America’s International Security program. Lahoud is the author of three other books, including The Jihadis’ Path to Self Destruction. She was also lead author of Letters From Abbottabad: Bin Ladin Sidelined?, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point’s analysis of the first tranche of the documents to be released. The event will be moderated by Peter Bergen, New America Vice President for Global Studies and Fellows, professor of practice at Arizona State University, and author of The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden.
Join the conversation online using #BinLadenPapers and following @NewAmericaISP.
Senior Fellow, New America International Security program
Author, The Bin Laden Papers
Peter Bergen, @PeterBergenCNN
Vice President for Global Studies and Fellows, New America
Professor of Practice, ASU
Author, The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden
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