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Bin Laden Papers Show Him Frustrated, Marginalized

The former al-Qaida leader was planning attacks throughout his years in Pakistan, which included a wish to kill President Obama. But the plots were far beyond the capability of his weakened organization. And bin Laden was upset with the actions of affiliated groups he couldn't control.
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A Look At Bin Laden's Letters To Confidants

Some of the documents found during the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideaway in Pakistan were released Thursday. West Point's Combating Terrorism Center has been reviewing those documents.
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John Brennan Delivers Speech On Drone Ethics

In the first formal acknowledgement of what's been an open secret, White House Counter Terrorism adviser John Brennan publicly stated that the U.S. conducts drone strikes targeted on al-Qaida. In a speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Brennan opened many doors on drone strikes.
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View From The Arab World: Bin Laden Failed

It's been a year since U.S. special forces entered Abbottabad, Pakistan and killed Osama bin Laden. Host Michel Martin looks at the impact bin Laden's life and death had on the Arab world with journalist and policy analyst Rami Khouri. He says bin Laden tried to play on Arab anger, and failed.
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After Bin Laden's Death, Are We Safer?

A year ago, U.S. forces launched a secret mission that ended up killing Osama bin Laden. But has the death of one of the world's most wanted men led to a safer world? Host Michel Martin speaks with former CIA agent Michael Scheuer, who led the CIA unit tasked with tracking Osama bin Laden from 1996 to 1999.

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