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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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The 'Manhunt' To Capture Osama Bin Laden

Journalist Peter Bergen outlines the decade-long search for the al-Qaida leader in his new book Manhunt. Bergen is the only journalist to gain access to bin Laden's Abbottabad compound before it was razed by the Pakistani government.
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White House Official Acknowledges Drone Strikes

White House counterterrorism official John Brennan has publicly acknowledged the covert practice of drone strikes against al-Qaida targets. It's the first time the Obama administration has described the widely known practice in detail.
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After Bin Laden, Al-Qaida Still Present As Movement

A year after the Navy SEAL operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that killed Osama bin Laden, the CIA is stepping up drone attacks in Yemen and has broadened its targeting of al-Qaida's arm there. It is clear that al-Qaida isn't dead yet, and counterterrorism officials say the group is diminished. But its ideology, a kind of al-Qaida-ism, will take longer to die.

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