A compelling photo. Notice, though, one of the participants appears to have a golf shirt on. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Seated, from left, are: Brigadier General Marshall B. “Brad” Webb, Assistant Commanding
11:45 am || Honors the 2011 National Teacher of the Year and State Teachers of the Year; Rose Garden 12:45 pm || Holds a Cabinet meeting 11:45 am || Meets with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus 4:30 pm || Meets with Defense Secretary Gates All times Eastern Live Stream of Carney briefing at 1:30 pm
UPDATE 10:05 pm ET: Reuters is reporting that Brennan is mistaken and the woman killed was not Bin Laden’s wife, and that she was not being used as a shield. Bin Laden’s wife was injured, though. Osama Bin Laden was shielded by his wife as he sought to fight off U.S. attackers, who killed her and then her husband, the terrorist mastermind, according to White
Here are a few initial observations. It’s a fast moving story, with many details still unknown, but this is what I can derive from what we do know. 1. President Obama deserves credit for ACTING to kill Osama Bin Laden. This is something that Bill Clinton, distracted in part by the Monica Lewinsky scandal, failed to do aggressively enough, even as Bin Laden steadily launched
He’ll bring out members of the national security team. We’ll live stream the event.
Speaking Sunday evening from the East Room, President Obama announced that U.S. special forces killed Osama Bin Laden yesterday. Bin Laden has already been buried at sea. He was shot in the head as he and his bodyguards resisted the assault. Obama cancelled a March bombing of the compound, wanting a ground assault that would reduce casualties and offer proof Bin Laden was dead. The
In case you missed it. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Below is a White House photo of Obama’s kind of sleep looking national security team listening to him make the announcement. From left: James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, CIA Director Leon Panetta, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
11:55 am || Awards Private First Class Anthony T. Kaho’ohanohano, U.S. Army, and Private First Class Henry Svehla, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry; East Room 8:15 pm || With the first lady, hosts a group of bipartisan leaders and ranking members and their spouses for dinner; East Room All times Eastern Live Stream of Carney briefing at 1:00 pm Note: Due
Osama Bin Laden was killed in a firefight while resisting the small U.S. assault force that raided his huge, well-fortified compound in a wealthy suburb north of Islamabad, according to senior administration officials who briefed reporters early this morning. Along with Bin Laden, who was living in the compound with his family, two couriers of his and one of his adult sons were also killed.