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  • In Bin Laden’s Compound, SEALs’ All-Star Team Friday, 6 May 2011 | 3:14 AM ET
    The hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin

    There were 79 people on the assault team that killed Osama bin Laden, but in the end, the success of the mission turned on some two dozen men who landed inside the Qaeda leader’s compound, the New York Times reports.

  • The Most Expensive U.S. Military Vehicles Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 4:12 PM ET
    According to its manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, the F-22 Raptor is the best combat aircraft on earth. While this might seem tantamount to saying your son is brilliant, one look at the aircraft’s capabilities actually bears out the manufacturer’s statement. It can break the sound barrier, it can avoid detection by radar and it can shoot down cruise missiles. Unfortunately, an Air Force budget document estimated that one unit costs $150 million, with an overall program cost of $65 billion. The hig

    No other country on earth has a larger defense budget than the United States. What are the most expensive U.S. military vehicles? Find out.

  • Risk Appetite Fades In FX - For Now Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    Between economic uncertainty, falling commodity prices, and iffy economic news, investors' appetite for currency risk is decidedly off. But for how long?

  • Obama: Meant What We Said by 'Never Forget' Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 2:06 PM ET
    Barack Obama lays a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial

    Marking Osama bin Laden's death where the terrorist inflicted his greatest damage, President Barack Obama visited the Manhattan firehouse that sustained the heaviest losses on Sept. 11 and proclaimed that bin Laden's killing sent the message that "we will never forget."

  • 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 Visits Ground Zero

    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 in NYC

    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

    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
    White House Will Not Release bin Laden Photo

    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.

  • Osama bin Laden

    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.