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4:07 PM, May 4th, 2011

newsweek:

This week’s cover, out on iPad now. Full coverage at The Daily Beast.

And on newsstands this Friday.

Reblogged from Newsweek
3:27 PM, May 4th, 2011
The war dogs wear ballistic body armour that is said to withstand damage from single and double-edged knives, as well as protective gear which shields them from shrapnel and gunfire… Wearing oxygen masks, the pooches have been trained to jump from aircraft at 25,000ft, before seeking out insurgents in hostile environments.

Hero dog helped snare Osama

Ok, now that is amazing.

12:28 PM, May 4th, 2011
We solved the mystery of the second woman in the situation room! Sort of. Like the caption released by the White House says, she’s Audrey Tomason, Director for Counterterrorism. She’s a Tufts University and Harvard Kennedy School grad, about 34 years old (unconfirmed), and she works with the National Security Council, a White House agency closely involved with the intelligence that led to bin Laden. Other than that, the Internet doesn’t seem to know much more, and the government is staying pretty mum. When we searched yesterday, there was no Wikipedia page for her. Now there is, but it’s incredibly sparse.

We solved the mystery of the second woman in the situation room! Sort of. Like the caption released by the White House says, she’s Audrey Tomason, Director for Counterterrorism. She’s a Tufts University and Harvard Kennedy School grad, about 34 years old (unconfirmed), and she works with the National Security Council, a White House agency closely involved with the intelligence that led to bin Laden. Other than that, the Internet doesn’t seem to know much more, and the government is staying pretty mum. When we searched yesterday, there was no Wikipedia page for her. Now there is, but it’s incredibly sparse.

11:52 AM, May 4th, 2011
In a statement released to The Daily Beast by the Pakistani Foreign Ministry, the government said that it had been sharing specific intelligence with the CIA about the compound since 2009 and that Abbottabad, the northern Pakistani city when Bin Laden was found, has been “under sharp focus of intelligence agencies since 2003” because of reports of the presence of Al Qaeda fighters.
The CIA, of course, has no immediate comment.
6:15 PM, May 3rd, 2011

Joe Rabito was working near Ground Zero when the first plane hit the Towers. He saw the second plane hit and rushed down to the site to help.

[A Daily Beast Video Original - Osama’s Death Doesn’t Bring Closure for 9/11 Families]

5:50 PM, May 3rd, 2011
We never needed to stoop to bin Laden’s standards to get bin Laden. We needed merely to follow our long-tested humane procedures.
12:30 PM, May 3rd, 2011
A staffer went to Costco and came back with a mix of provisions — turkey pita wraps, cold shrimp, potato chips, soda.
What they ate in the Situation Room.
11:52 AM, May 3rd, 2011
Reblogged from The Cheat Sheet
11:20 AM, May 3rd, 2011
Ayman al-Zawahri is now the world’s new top terrorist. A doctor who was born into a rich Cairo family, he has been bin Laden’s No. 2 in al Qaeda. “U.S. intelligence agencies believe Zawahri functions as al Qaeda’s most important ideological leader, and perhaps also the main operational leader of the network’s activities,” the Council on Foreign Relations has written.

Ayman al-Zawahri is now the world’s new top terrorist. A doctor who was born into a rich Cairo family, he has been bin Laden’s No. 2 in al Qaeda. “U.S. intelligence agencies believe Zawahri functions as al Qaeda’s most important ideological leader, and perhaps also the main operational leader of the network’s activities,” the Council on Foreign Relations has written.

9:52 AM, May 3rd, 2011

Navy SEAL trainees bounce off the bottom of the tank to catch their breath during the Drown Proofing Test at the Combat Training Tank. The trainees have their feet and hands tied and once freed they swim to safety.

5:34 PM, May 2nd, 2011

motherjones:

What happens now?

Photo of Obama working on his televised remarks Sunday evening, while reports that Osama bin Laden had been killed were furiously making the rounds on the Internet.

5:30 PM, May 2nd, 2011

The faces of Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and President Barack Obama, as they ”receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden.”

(Source: Flickr / whitehouse)

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