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June 24th, 2011
10:16 AM ET

Cell phone offers clues to Osama bin Laden's links to Pakistan

The cellphone of Osama bin Laden's trusted courier contained contacts to a militant group that is a longtime asset of Pakistan's intelligence agency, senior American officials told the New York Times yesterday.

Peter Bergen, CNN's security analyst, joins Christine Romans and Drew Griffin today to discuss what intelligence has been taken from the phone and what it indicates about Osama bin Laden's relationship with the militant group.

Filed under: Cell phones • Osama bin Laden
June 16th, 2011
08:18 AM ET

Pakistan arrests informants who aided the U.S. in bin Laden raid

Pakistani informants who aided the United States in finding and killing Osama Bin Laden have been detained. Those detained include one man who rented a safe house to the CIA.

The news puts even more strain on an already tense relationship between the U.S. and the Middle Eastern nation.

Chad Sweet is the Co-founder of the Chertoff Group, a security and risk management consulting group, and a Former CIA official who says the U.S. should help those who have helped it. Sweet talks to American Morning about the latest developments out of Pakistan.

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Filed under: Osama bin Laden • Pakistan • World
May 17th, 2011
10:38 AM ET

Chopper wreckage to be returned, will it ease U.S.-Pakistan tensions?

Pakistan will now return the top secret tail fragment of the helicopter left behind in the Osama bin Laden raid. Senator John called it step number one. He also said Secretary of State Clinton would visit the country.

Filed under: Osama bin Laden • Pakistan
May 13th, 2011
09:34 AM ET

Was too much information about the bin Laden raid made public too fast?

Richard Miniter, author of "Mastermind", talks to CNN's Ali Velshi and Christine Romans about Osama bin Laden and the intelligence gathered from the raid.

Filed under: Osama bin Laden • Security • Terrorism
May 9th, 2011
11:15 AM ET

The evidence against Bin Laden

Washington (CNN) - President Obama says that evidence taken out of Osama Bin Laden’s compound “can give us leads to other terrorists". Articles such as computer documents and computer drives were seized from the compound, along with video tapes of the terrorist watching himself on television. Video of Bin Laden practicing speeches were also obtained.

Leads to other terrorists and high value targets is what President Obama is hoping this new found intelligence will lead him to. He believes this information can also be used to disrupt or even finish off Al Qaeda.

U.S. officials, who Saturday released five videos, emphasized the recordings and other materials seized at bin Laden's Pakistan compound show the terrorist still had a firm hand at the tiller, managing strategic and tactical control of his organization, even as he stayed out of sight in Abbottabad.Read More

CNN's Kiran Chetry speaks to former CIA officer and senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Reuel Marc Gerecht about the evidence that was found in Osama Bin Laden’s compound last week.

May 5th, 2011
05:09 PM ET

Sen. McCaskill: Bin Laden photos would be 'recruiting tool'

Missouri Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, who has been getting daily briefings on the killing of Osama Bin Laden, spoke with American Morning's Kiran Chetry about the ongoing discussion as to whether the Obama administration should release photos of Bin Laden after his death

Filed under: Osama bin Laden • U.S.
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