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Now that Osama is dead, can America at last break free of the conceit of endless war? 

Jeremy Scahill explains that Osama bin Laden is dead, but so are the hundreds of thousands of victims of the US War on Terror

Find links to all of The Nation's coverage of the killing Osama bin Laden, and what it means for the war on terror, here.

In efforts to target Al Qaeda members in Yemen, the US has unintentionally weakened President Saleh’s regime.

How long will the US and its allies ignore the elephant in the room posed by an alliance for human rights and anti-terrorism with regimes in the Middle East that stand for neither?

Does the silence of the Obama administration on the uprisings in Yemen have something to do with the US-backed president's role as a crucial partner in the war on terror?

Between indefinite detentions in Guantánamo and the treatment of Bradley Manning, President Obama has shown that the poisonous shards of Abu Ghraib are still with us.

Ignorance is the real victor in the president’s decision to abandon the effort to bring the alleged perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attack to account in civilian court.

Congressman Peter King's dark fantasies about American Muslims are intruding on reality.

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The former vice president made a mess after 9/11 by aligning the US with Pakistan and betting on a flawed approach to intelligence-gathering. Now he's trying to claim some credit for Osama's capture.

May 4, 2011

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree launches a petition to push for an exit from Afghanistan.

May 3, 2011

The White House has long used Flickr, the photo-sharing website, to publish images from behind the scenes of government. The new pictures of the bin Laden operation are sure to captivate audiences around the world.

May 3, 2011

Closure. That was the word on people’s lips last night after President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a firefight with US forces in Pakistan.

May 2, 2011

Some call them “Murder, Incorporated.” Others say they're America's counterterrorism ”ace in the hole.” JSOC is the elite Special Ops force that has been at the tip of the spear from Bush to Obama.

May 2, 2011

With Osama bin Laden's death, let us not forget that much remains to be said and done in the name of peace and stability the world over.

May 2, 2011

The Palestinian Islamist group condemned the killing by US forces of Osama bin Laden and mourned him as an “Arab holy warrior.”

May 2, 2011

US says Pakistan was not informed in advance of the raid on Bin Laden's compound.

May 2, 2011

Just after midnight, a senior US official describes the operation that eliminated Al Qaeda's leader.

May 2, 2011

Forget trumping Trump with the long-form birth certificate. President Obama's announcement that he ordered a successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden is likely to yield political benefits for some time to come.

May 2, 2011