Navy SEALs Recount their Raid on Osama bin Laden

A generic photo of Navy SEALs in training.

An administrator’s note: the Reporter-at-Large Nicholas Schmidle did NOT talk directly with the Navy SEALs as he and this posting suggests – he talked with unidentified people who listened in on the operation.


We may never know who they are – the Navy SEAL team that found and killed Osama bin Laden. But we now know a little bit more of how that team took out the mastermind behind the 9-11 terrorists attacks on the United States.

Reporter-at-Large Nicholas Schmidle talked with several SEAL members who took part in the raid and gives a detailed account in the Aug. 8th The New Yorker – Getting bin Laden – What happened that night in Abbottabad.

Schmidle talked with NPR’s Steve Inskeep about his upcoming article Monday on Morning Edition. The New Yorker article gives a detailed account of the planning for the operation — much of the information has not been previously disclosed — and a play by play of the night the al-Qaida leader was killed.

You can learn more about the SEAL Team Six, established in 1980, in a account of the raid on bin Laden’s compound.

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