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Strike or Not

So did US drones kill Usama Bin Laden's son Saad? Words like probably and likely are being used to address the question. Why? Intelligence sources close to the situation say when people are killed in missile strikes, the only way to identify them is to test the DNA at the scene. Problem is in some countries for a number of reasons. DNA testing is not allowed. So, without a body, there's no way to say for sure that he was killed or even there.

Tags: Technology , Pentagon , Saad , US , drones , intelligence , DNA

Thursday - 07/23/2009, 06:43pm EDT

Pakistan wants to see U.S. just leave the region

Bruce Riedel, former CIA officer, senior fellow of foreign policy, Brookings Institution

Tags: Bruce Riedel , CIA , Pakistan ,

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 08:10pm EDT

Pakistan allegedly helped bin Laden to gain U.S. aid

Pakistan learned a hard lesson after the Soviet-Afghan war ended in 1989 and the U.S. abruptly terminated its covert support for the Afghan rebels: A large portion of that support was provided through and with the help of Pakistan.

Tags: J.J. Green , Pakistan ,

Monday - 06/06/2011, 08:14pm EDT

Veterans' voice: Inside the 'celebration' of a killing

The death of Osama bin Laden yielded an instant, very vocal response from the American public. As soon as the Twittersphere began spreading the news, impromptu festivals popped up in public venues throughout the country -- including the president's back yard -- to celebrate the end of the terrorist's reign.

Tags: Osama bin Laden , Navy SEAL

Friday - 05/06/2011, 02:54pm EDT

Country songwriter pens ballad for bin Laden

A songwriter known for the hits he wrote for music greats like Johnny Cash has come out with yet another ditty, this time celebrating the recent killing of al-Qaida's top man.

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Thursday - 05/05/2011, 10:24am EDT