The Killing of Osama bin Laden

Nov 26, 2012

When a U.S. Navy SEAL team killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden last year, the journalist Mark Bowden says it was the final chapter in a long and significant story. That story began soon after 9/11, when America went to war with evasive and opportunistic enemies and had to develop innovative fighting tactics. Bowden's latest book chronicles the decade of intelligence gathering, mission planning and strategies that finally led to "The Finish." Tuesday, he joins Doug to talk about what he learned.

Mark Bowden is the author of nine books, including Black Hawk Down and his latest The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden. Bowden writes for Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and other magazines.

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