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McRaven tells troops to pipe down

August 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Special operations chief Adm. Bill McRaven warned his troops, current and former, that he would take legal action against anyone found to have exposed sensitive information that could cause fellow forces harm. Continue Reading

SEAL who wrote bin Laden raid book identified

August 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Navy SEAL who wrote an account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden under a pseudonym was identified Thursday as Matt Bissonnette, who retired from the Navy last summer. Continue Reading

A year later, al-Qaida still a many-headed threat

April 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A year ago this week, U.S. Navy SEALs slipped into a heavily fortified compound in Pakistan and killed the face of international terrorism. There is a growing fear, however, that Osama bin Laden’s death didn’t even seriously wound the international terror threat. Continue Reading

Pakistan begins demolition of bin Laden’s compound

February 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Local residents say Pakistan has started to demolish the compound in the northwest city of Abbottabad where Osama bin Laden lived for years and was killed by U.S. commandos last May. Continue Reading

Commander of Bin Laden raid aims for expanded operations

January 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As traditional military operations are cut back, the Pentagon is moving to expand the worldwide reach of the U.S. Special Operations Command to strike back wherever threats arise, or better yet, enable local forces to do the job.
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2011 YEAR IN REVIEW: Death of bin Laden tops news in of 2011

December 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Japan earthquake, Arab Spring, Penn State also make the listThe killing of Osama bin Laden during a raid by Navy SEALs on his hideout in Pakistan was the top news story of 2011, followed by Japan’s earthquake/tsunami/meltdown disaster, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors. Continue Reading

Osama bin Laden killing voted top news story of 2011

December 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The death of bin Laden, the al-Qaida leader who masterminded the Sept. 11 terror attacks, received 128 first-place votes out of 247 ballots cast for the top 10 stories. The Japan disaster was next, with 60 first-place votes. Placing third were the Arab Spring uprisings that rocked North Africa and the Middle East, while the European Union’s financial turmoil was No. 4. Continue Reading

In a year of cataclysms, a few faces stand out

December 15, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Seismic jolts shook 2011 uprisings that set a whole region afire, natural disasters of historic destructiveness, the demise of icons. But again and again amid these world-changing convulsions, the mirror of a single face, or two or three, joyous, tormented, panicked or hopeful, brought the larger-than-life moments back to human scale.
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Obama, on appeasement accusations: ‘Ask bin Laden’

December 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama today forcefully rejected Republican accusations that his foreign policy is timid and amounts to a policy of “appeasement.” He also defended his efforts to block Iran from building a nuclear weapon. Continue Reading

Former SEAL’s book on bin Laden raid a ‘lie,’ Spec-Ops Command says

November 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Laden with conspiracy theories and attacks on the Obama White House, Chuck Pfarrer’s “SEAL Target Geronimo” claims an alternative version of the raid in which the SEAL team shot Osama bin Laden within 90 seconds of arriving at the Pakistan compound where the al-Qaida mastermind was holed up. “It’s just not true,” U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Col. Tim Nye said. “It’s not how it happened.”
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