This unique ebook provides the complete story of the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan as described by American government officials. The compilation includes statements and speeches by President Barack Obama, briefings by Defense Department intelligence officials and the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, remarks by CIA Director Leon Panetta, and an important background paper by the Congressional Research Service on implications and considerations regarding the death of bin Laden and its effect on the future of al Qaeda.
CRS report contents include: Implications of the Death of Osama bin Laden, Congressional Notification, Possible Questions, Legal Considerations, Military Considerations, Command and Control of the Operation, Possible Questions, Al Qaeda, Regional, and Country Implications, Implications for AQ, Affiliates, and Unaffiliated Adherents, Implications of OBL’s Death on AQ’s Global Affiliates, Pakistan, Implications for the U.S.-Pakistan “Strategic Partnership”, Possible Implications for Pakistan-India Relations, Possible Implications for Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations, Issues in Pakistan’s Domestic Setting, Afghanistan, Possible Questions, U.S. Strategy and Security Implications, National Security Considerations, Background, Possible Questions, Possible Implications for the Homeland, Homegrown Jihadists, Possible Questions, FBI Investigations, Possible Implications for U.S. Security Interests, Near Term Implications for U.S. Security Interests, Long Term Implications for U.S. Security Interests, Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East.
Another important CRS report on Al Qaeda and its affiliates deals with historical perspectives, global presence, and implications for U.S. policy. There is extensive coverage of al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula (AQAP), North Africa/Sahel: Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), East Africa, Somalia, Al Qaeda and Radical Islamist Extremists in Southeast Asia, Al Qaeda’s Global Strategy and Implications for U.S. Policy,
As a bonus, this compilation includes the complete text of the historic speech given by President Barack Obama on May 19, 2011 about self-determination and change in the Middle East and North Africa, plus extensive material from the State Department about Administration policy towards Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Yeman, Iraq, Iran, Israel and the Palestinians, and more.