Osama bin Laden http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Native Mark Bowden On The Killing Of Osama Bin Laden http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-native-mark-bowden-killing-osama-bin-laden <p>One of the most dramatic military stories of this young century is about the Navy Seal raid that killed Osama bin Laden, in May 2011.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talks with St. Louis native and journalist Mark Bowden, the author of the new book, “The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden.”</p><p>Bowden is best known for his 1999 best-selling book, “Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War,” which was later made into a film of the same title, directed by Ridley Scott.</p><p>Bowden’s new book about the raid of bin Laden’s compound is drawing praise.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:56:47 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 6339 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Native Mark Bowden On The Killing Of Osama Bin Laden A discussion on the ramifications of Bin Laden's death http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-ramifications-bin-ladens-death <p>On <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/slota/archivedetail.php?showid=4520">today&#39;s St. Louis on the Air</a>, our guests shared their unique perspectives on the death of Osama bin Laden, and what it means for the war on terror.</p><p>You can <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/slota/archivedetail.php?showid=4520">listen to the full show here</a>, but here are a few highlights:</p> Mon, 02 May 2011 23:21:56 +0000 Bill Raack, Libby Franklin & Kelsey Proud 1160 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A discussion on the ramifications of Bin Laden's death Behind the scenes with President Obama: the mission against Osama Bin Laden http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/behind-scenes-president-obama-mission-against-osama-bin-laden <p><em>(&quot;Please note: a classified document seen in the above photograph has been obscured.&quot;- Pete Souza)</em></p><p>These are a series of photos from chief official White House photographer for President Obama,<a href="http://www.petesouza.com/content.html?page=3"> Pete Souza</a>. He describes them on <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/petesouza">his Twitter account</a> as &quot;Behind the scenes photos of President Obama from yesterday&#39;s mission in Pakistan.&quot;</p><p> Mon, 02 May 2011 21:38:56 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1159 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Behind the scenes with President Obama: the mission against Osama Bin Laden Missouri veterans say U.S. mission continues, despite Bin Laden's death http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-veterans-say-us-mission-continues-despite-bin-ladens-death <p>Some military veterans from Missouri say America&rsquo;s mission in Iraq and Afghanistan isn&rsquo;t over, just because <a href="http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/topten/usama-bin-laden">Osama Bin Laden</a> is now dead.&nbsp;</p><p>Major John Gillum of Jefferson City served in Iraq and Afghanistan with both the Army Reserve and the Missouri National Guard. Mon, 02 May 2011 21:10:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1158 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri veterans say U.S. mission continues, despite Bin Laden's death Local politicians react to death of Osama Bin Laden http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-politicians-react-death-osama-bin-laden <p><em>Updated 2:15 p.m. May 2 with information from conference call with Sen. Blunt</em></p><p><strong>From Senator Roy Blunt:</strong></p><p>&quot;Osama bin Laden&#39;s death is a major victory for America. This development is the culmination of the sacrifices and dedication from our brave troops and intelligence professionals. After nearly a decade, it also brings a great measure of justice and closure for all Americans who lost loved ones as a result of the brutal attacks against our nation on 9/11. While this does not mean the end of our fight against global terrorism, bin Laden&#39;s death is a major blow to al-Qaeda and the terrorist organizations he financed.&quot;</p><p>In a Monday conference call, Blunt praised the president for sending Special Forces into bin Laden&#39;s Pakistani compound, rather than conducting a bombing raid.</p><p> Mon, 02 May 2011 19:26:27 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1083 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bin Laden's Last Stand: A Fiery Raid In Pakistan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bin-ladens-last-stand-fiery-raid-pakistan Helicopters descended out of darkness on the most important counterterrorism mission in U.S. history. It was an operation so secret, only a select few U.S. officials knew what was about to happen.<p>The location was a fortified compound in an affluent area north of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. Mon, 02 May 2011 17:37:53 +0000 1153 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bin Laden's Last Stand: A Fiery Raid In Pakistan Morning headlines: Monday, May 2, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-may-2-2011 <p><strong>Osama bin Laden is Dead</strong></p><p><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-politicians-react-death-osama-bin-laden">Missouri lawmakers are reacting to the news </a>that the mastermind of 9-11 has been killed by US Forces. In a statement, <a href="http://blunt.senate.gov/public/">Republican Senator Roy Blunt </a>calls Osama bin Laden&rsquo;s death a major victory for America. Missouri&rsquo;s <a href="http://mccaskill.senate.gov/">Democratic Senator, Claire McCaskill</a>, calls bin Laden&rsquo;s death quote &ldquo;justice delivered.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 02 May 2011 14:29:29 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1095 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, May 2, 2011