Must Reads: The Killing of Bin Laden

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We've rounded up the best reporting, analysis, video, and photos out there. Check back for frequent updates.

The Raid

William Saletan has eight questions about how the killing went down.

Anne Applebaum calls the operation a model of smart intelligence work.

Marc Ambinder on the secretive team that carried out the raid.

NYT map of the Bin Laden compound

Video: Bin Laden's hideout


Pakistan

Foreign Policy chronicles a decade of downplaying and denial from Pakistani leaders.

Steve Coll (author, The Bin Ladens) wonders why OBL was in Abbottabad and whether Pakistan was protecting him.

Dexter Filkins asks: What Pakistan did know?


What's next?

Foreign Policy roundtable asks: Does Bin Laden's death matter?

Sean Wilentz wonders whether this means the end of paranoid politics.

George Packer: Does this mean we can leave Afghanistan?

Peter Beinart says the War on Terror is over.

Nicholas Kristof says the War on Terror is not over.

Greg Miller and Joby Warrick say Al Qaeda, though more diffuse, remains a threat.


What it means for Obama

Andrew Sullivan notes the president's new glow

John Dickerson praises Obama's patient, hands-on approach to getting Bin Laden

Jeff Zeleny calls a victory for Obama's much-criticized foreign policy

 

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