“We will be relentless in defense of our citizens and our friends and allies. We will be true to the values that make us who we are. And on nights like this one, we can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al Qaeda’s terror: Justice has been done.”
The US operation to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden was the culmination of a decade long manhunt. Months in the planning it took just minutes to complete. On a moonless night in May 2011, a team of US Navy SEAL’s flew from Afghanistan to Bin Laden's hiding place in Abbottabad, Pakistan. They swooped down on the compound in stealth helicopters, swept through the buildings and shot dead a total of five people including Bin Laden. Less than 40 minutes later they left, taking bin Laden's body with them.
Much has been written about the raid. It’s been the subject of movies, documentaries and countless hours of media speculation. The only people who know the truth about how it went down are the 23 Navy SEAL’s who were there. Now, for the first time ever, you can be there on the ground with them, witnessing the raid, moment to moment, as it happened.