Tag archive for ‘Abbottabad’
By pak_adnews On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
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Power Wars Symposium: Further on the law of the bin Laden operation, Part I

By Marty Lederman Editor’s Note: This is the second entry in a symposium Just Security is hosting in conjunction with this week’s release of Power Wars: Inside Obama’s Post-9/11 Presidency by Charlie More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, October 29th, 2015
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The Legal Justifications Obama Used To Kill Osama Bin Laden

President Barack Obama left the legal rationale behind the killing of Osama Bin Laden to four lawyers who had to work in secret in the weeks leading up to the mission. The New York Times published an excerpt Wednesday More...

By pak_adnews On Monday, October 19th, 2015
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New York Times has bizarre story on bin Laden

By Peter Bergen Story highlights Peter Bergen: Times magazine cover story says incorrectly that we don’t know truth about the bin Laden killing Participants in raid and U.S. officials would have More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, October 1st, 2015
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On Seymour Hersh’s theory

By Jahanzeb Hussain American journalist Seymour Hersh, whose reporting of the 1969 My Lai massacre in Vietnam made him a legend, created some buzz with his latest story in the London Review of Books about the U.S. More...

By pak_adnews On Monday, September 21st, 2015
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In north-west Pakistan, big cats are more feared than global terrorists

By Haq Nawaz Khan and Tim Craig for the Washington Post Osama bin Laden hid out here for months, if not years. But in the hills surrounding Abbottabad in north-western Pakistan, residents say they face a far scarier More...

By pak_adnews On Friday, September 11th, 2015
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A thousand 9/11s

The 9/11 attack was just the beginning of the bloodletting and the wanton abuse of law to extend unaccountable state authority By Nafeez Ahmed Fourteen years ago, 2,996 people were murdered when four civilian More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Afghanistan, Pakistan resume Intel-Sharing after years of mutual animosity

Pakistan and Afghanistan have set about restoring cooperation after years of bickering and confrontation: their intelligence agencies have signed a memorandum on intelligence-sharing to tackle the Taliban insurgency More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Was killing bin Laden a war crime?

We’ll probably never know the accuracy of all the details in Seymour Hersh’s alternative account of the killing of Osama bin Laden. But Hersh’s version has enough verisimilitude to call for a More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Is Osama bin Laden alive and well in the Philippines?

Not even as a joke.  To the best of our knowledge, Osama was killed by a group of US Navy Seals during a raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 2, 2011. He was buried at the North Arabian More...

By pak_adnews On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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Osama bin Laden theories don’t stand up to scrutiny

By Shaukat Qadir Seymour Hersh is a big name among American investigative journalists and one whom I have always liked reading. His most recent story seeks to answer many questions about Osama bin Laden’s killing. More...