Death of Osama bin Laden

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We all remember the tragic event that occurred on September 11, 2001. Well, most of us do. I was only a child when the new struck everyone’s hearts. My mother remembers it well and tells me about it each year when September 11 comes around. The United States was on edge and ready to start a war after the occurrence. But, some might wonder “Who could do such evil to a country?” and “What ever happened to him/her?” The name of the man who brought such terror to our country was Osama Bin Laden. He was a man from Saudi Arabia with malicious plans to cause a havoc among New York City and a panic to everyone in the United States. His actions and death had many effects on the United States.
Osama Bin Laden was the founder and head of an Islamist militant group al-Qaeda. He was killed on May 2, 2011 at 1:00 A.M. in the city of Abbottabad, Pakistan. The code name of the operation was Operation Neptune Spear and was carried out in a Central Intelligence Agency-led operation. He was murdered by Navy SEALs of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group. The raid on Osama Bin Laden started in Afghanistan. Once they found him, United States forces took him back to Afghanistan to identify the body. Then, they buried him at sea within 24 hours of his death. Bin Laden’s group, al-Qaeda, confirmed the death on May 6. His not being taken alive despite being unarmed were legal and ethical aspects of the killing that were questioned by many. Another controversial topic discussed was the decision not to release any photographic or DNA evidence of bin Laden’s death to the public.
“The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number 1 priority and we will not rest until we find him.” said President George W. Bu...

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...death had many effects on the United States and how we remain today. But, no one will forget this tragic occurrence and the feeling received when told he was gone from existence.

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