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In depth: Osama's death 'a good career move'? - Analysis: Killing the alibi - What next after bin Laden death? - Zeroing in on bin Laden
- Robert Fisk on the latest developments re: Osama Bin Laden's death and what it means in the larger "fight against terrorism".
- Foreign Policy explores the murky territory.Is it legal to kill Osama Bin Laden?
The murky legal framework of the war on terror complicates things somewhat. While the U.S. government would never condone the extrajudicial killing of a most-wanted fugitive like Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, the United States maintains that senior members of al Qaeda are "enemy combatants" and therefore not subject to civilian due process. Some vehemently disagree with this interpretation, but if a CIA drone pilot had bin Laden in his sights, it's unlikely that his first call would be to a lawyer.
- Aerial views, released by the United State Department of Defense May 2, 2011, shows before (L) and after (R) views of the compound that Osama bin Laden was killed in on Monday in Abbottabad, Pakistan; via Reuters.
- A drawing, released by the United State Department of Defense May 2, 2011, shows the compound that Osama bin Laden was killed in on Monday in Abbottabad, Pakistan; via Reuters.
Finding a country willing to accept the remains of the world's most wanted terrorist would have been difficult, the official said.
So the US decided to bury him at sea. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive national security matters, did not immediately say where that occurred. (Associated Press)