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  • Pakistan Army to Cut US Military Presence Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 1:01 PM ET

    Pakistan's army on Thursday called for cuts in the number of U.S. military personnel inside the country to protest the American commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and threatened to cut cooperation with Washington if it stages more unilateral raids on its territory.

  • President Visits Ground Zero     Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 1:00 PM ET

    President Obama visits Ground Zero and participates in wreath-laying ceremony but does not make any public comments. Also, Richard Grasso, former NYSE chairman & CEO; Jimmy Dunne, Sandler O'Neill, and CNBC's Bob Pisani, reflect on that fateful day and the future of the NYSE. CNBC's John Harwood reports from lower Manhattan in NYC.

  • President Obama in NYC     Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 12:22 PM ET

    President Obama speaks at firehouse in midtown Manhattan and discusses the killing of Osama bin Laden as well as the sacrifice firefighters made on 9/11. CNBC's John Harwood & Bob Pisani weigh in on the president's remarks

  • Hate Us Because We're Funny Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 12:05 PM ET

    One of the many, many things I love about this country is that we are funny. As I noted earlier this week, hours after learning Osama bin Laden had been shot dead, we started doing what we always do...cracking jokes. We haven't stopped.

  • A Bin Laden Hunter on Four Legs Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 10:39 AM ET

    The identities of all 80 members of the American commando team who thundered into Abbottabad, Pakistan, and killed Osama bin Laden are the subject of intense speculation, but perhaps none more so than the only member with four legs.

  • Are We Done in Afghanistan? Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 9:38 AM ET
    Saudi-born alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden is seen in this video footage recorded at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan aired by the Qatar-based satelite TV station al-Jazeera in 2001.

    In the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden, I found myself agreeing with Charles Krauthammer that this was a global game-changer for American greatness. It was a gutsy and courageous decision by President Obama, brilliantly executed by the Navy SEALs and all the intelligence and support behind them.

  • Pakistani Army, Shaken by Raid, Faces New Scrutiny Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 8:22 AM ET
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    The reputation of the Pakistani army, the most powerful and privileged force in the country, has been severely undermined by the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden, raising profound questions about its credibility from people at home and abroad. The New York Times reports.

  • Should Bin Laden Have Been Taken Alive? Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 4:41 AM ET
    New Yorkers React To Bin Ladens Death

    In a research note from the Asia Pacific Foundation M.J.Gohel has been asking whether it would have been better to bring Osama bin Laden in alive. His conclusion: in an ideal world yes, in the real world, probably not.

  • Five Things to Watch: Obama at Ground Zero & More Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 7:11 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The President makes a triumphant return to Ground Zero, Wall Street anticipates strong GM earnings and retail sales, while the dollar may fall further on Euro policy. Here's what we're watching…

  • No Bin Laden Assets In Switzerland: Banker Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 3:34 PM ET

    Osama bin Laden did not put any of his billions of dollars in assets into Swiss banks, Patrick Odier, the Swiss Bankers Association chairman, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • White House Will Not Release bin Laden Photo     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 2:27 PM ET

    Jay Carney, White House press secretary saying the death photos of Osama bin Laden will not be released.

  • Halftime: Did US Special Forces Just Rescue the Dollar? Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 1:54 PM ET

    "History shows us that the country with the strongest military is always the reserve currency," Veracruz founder Steve Cortes said.

  • New Yorkers React To Bin Ladens Death

    The  death of Osama Bin Laden has dealt a serious blow to Al Qaeda recruitment and has diminished the organization’s capability, Asa Hutchinson, former Under Secretary of Homeland Security told CNBC on Wednesday.

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    Computers taken from Osama Bin Laden's Pakistan compound could reveal a motherlode of information on Al Qaeda donors and has probably already dealt a serious blow to Al Qaeda fund raising, according to a Middle East law expert.

  • Ex-CIA Official: Bin Laden Probably Had Help Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 2:32 PM ET
    Saudi-dissident Osama Bin Laden sits on floor with his AK-47 rifle in his hide outs in Afghanistan 08 November, 2001. Osama bin Laden in an interview with a Pakistani newspaper denied reports he had been hospitalized in Dubai for kidney treatment.

    The former chief of the CIA's Middle East and South Asia division told CNBC he believes people affiliated with the Pakistani government knew that Osama Bin Laden was hiding in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

  • A Perverse Bin Laden Incentive for Pakistan Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 1:37 PM ET

    It's pretty clear that at least some of Pakistan's intelligence operatives were hiding Osama bin Laden from the United States.

  • Osama Who? Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 12:58 PM ET
    Saudi-born alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden is seen in this video footage recorded at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan aired by the Qatar-based satelite TV station al-Jazeera in 2001.

    Turns out a lot of people using Twitter Sunday night asked "Who is Osama Bin Laden?" as the site went nuts with news of his death. Really? Even if you've been living under a rock (or cave in Tora Bora) or without internet service (like, in a compound in Abottabad), you know who "OBL" is, right? Not so.

  • Following the Terror Funding Trail Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 12:25 PM ET

    Terrorism experts are warning that the killing of Osama bin Laden could result in an increase in funding for terrorism. To get a closer look at the terror funding network I decided to speak to Jack Williams, a renowned professor of Middle East studies at Georgia State and a Senior Managing Director at Mesirow Financial Consulting.

  • When Will Bin Laden's Photo Be Released? Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 12:11 PM ET

    In a political world of transparency and high-velocity information, the question surrounding the release of Osama bin Laden's death photos is not if, but when.

  • Osama's Death Leads To Rise In Flag Sales Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 12:04 PM ET

    The orders started coming in just minutes after President Obama formally announced the death on Sunday night. People wanted their flags.