For more than a decade after the September 11th attacks, the United States of America devoted a seemingly limitless amount of time and resources to finding one man – Osama bin Laden. This is the story of that manhunt. It’s all here and it’s all free on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on war and its sociopolitical impact.
This episode is a continuation of episode 32 detailing the September 11th attacks. You can find episode 32 here.
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Extensive maps and images are posted to the historical atlas located here: Zero Dark Thirty Historical Atlas
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Kill bin Laden: a Delta Force commander’s account of the hunt for the world’s most wanted man by Fury, Dalton.
Manhunt: the ten-year search for Bin Laden: from 9/11 to Abbottabad by Bergen, Peter (2012).
The rise and fall of Osama Bin Laden by Peter Bergen.
The longest war by Peter Bergen.
Jawbreaker : the attack on Bin Laden and Al Qaeda : a personal account by the CIA’s key field commander by Berntsen, Gary
The finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden by Mark Bowen
The looming tower: Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
No easy day by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer (2012).
The operator: Firing the shots that killed Osama Bin Laden by Robert O’neill (not dated).
Osama bin Laden: A biography by Thomas Mockaitis.
Seal Target Geronimo by Chuck Pfarrer
Obama, B. (2011). President Obama on Death of Osama bin Laden by Barak Obama. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNYmK19-d0U
Bolanos, A.M. (2010). Al Qaeda’s revolution in military affairs. [Doctoral dissertation, Tufts University].
Marwan, A.H. (2015). One death, three regions and two stories: A study of the media coverage of the killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistani, British, and American media. [Doctoral dissertation, University of Sheffield].
Steiner, J.B. (2012). The psychology of terrorism: A case study of Osama Bin Laden. [Master’s thesis, Georgetown University].
Schueur, M. (2011). Osama bin Laden. Oxford University Press. 2011.
Smith, A.R. (2011). Belling the cat: The Neo-taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. [Master’s Thesis, University of New Hampshire].
Carey, C.R. (2008). The ideological foundation of Osama Bin Laden. [Master’s thesis, University of Kansas].
Mobely, B.W. (2008). Terrorist group counterintelligence. [Doctoral dissertation, Georgetown University].
Rosthauser, R.C. (2010). Terrorism conflict: How the United States responds to Al Qaeda violence and expressed grievances. [Master’s thesis, University of Denver].