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May 3rd, 2011
09:06 AM ET

Ret. Navy seal speaks on how bin Laden kill mission unfolded

(CNN)–In the dark of night, U.S. helicopters approached a high-walled compound in Pakistan on a mission to capture or kill one of the world's most notorious terrorist leaders.

Less than 40 minutes later - early Monday morning in Pakistan - Osama bin Laden was dead, along with four others inside the complex, and the U.S. forces departed with the slain al Qaeda leader's body to fulfill a vow that originated shortly after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. And as he announced the raid at the White House Sunday night, U.S. President Barack Obama called bin Laden's death "the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat al Qaeda." One senior administration official called the investigation a "team effort" and a "model of really seamless cooperation" across agencies. Read More
CNN speaks to retired Navy Seal, Dick Couch speaks about just how the elite group did it.


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  1. Eddy Guerrier

    I'm an Haitian citizen but I watch with pride what the U.S. accomplished in killing this rampant monster. I felt like an American and rejoiced with you guys. However it's far from over and evil will always find a way to try to divide us and make us feel that we are different. We all live on planet Earth and at the Good will prevail. Dictators like Ghadaphi and others will always be on the wrong side of history. So I do not mind to say, in these cases and also when you are fighting natural disasters, that I'm also an American citizen. Keep us safe and our prayers and thanks are with the navy seals.

    May 3, 2011 at 10:24 am |
  2. Lisa Merriam

    Show Your Gratitude...send the Navy SEALs a postcard:
    Navy UDT-SEAL Museum
    Place page
    3300 North Highway A1a
    Fort Pierce, FL 34949-8520
    ...
    Though working in secret & seeking no glory, they richly deserve our thanks—so let’s give it to them. It would be so awesome to build a mountain of thank you cards from their fellow Americans (and people from all nations). Please take a moment to write two little words that could mean so much. Tell our finest '"thank you."

    More on SEAL history
    http://www.navysealmuseum.com/

    And please pass this on to anyone you know who is grateful for what the SEALs have done in the War on Terror and who would take the time to say thanks.

    May 3, 2011 at 9:23 am |