Obama to bin Laden raiders: 'Job well done' May 6, 2011 "Thanks to the incredible skill and courage of countless individuals – intelligence, military over many years – the terrorist leader that struck our nation 9/11 will never threaten America again."
In Fla., another bin Laden mansion sits empty May 6, 2011 The home has fallen into disrepair due to vandals and humid Florida weather, but the real estate agent in charge of selling the property says it can easily be restored to its previous grandeur.
Hunt for bin Laden: Lessons learned from the enemy May 6, 2011 The search that ended Sunday was the result of a new approach to finding an elusive target, the product of a few dozen analysts in Langley, Va., who refused to accept that their prey may have vanished forever.
Inside bin Laden's lair with SEAL Team Six May 5, 2011 Days after the attack, the Obama administration fleshes out a more accurate reconstruction of the attrack, with.more information gleaned from the commandos themselves
Word of bin Laden's death marked "an historic and seminal moment for our nation and the world. I think about all of the soldiers who willingly joined the military specifically to fight because of what happened on 9-11, and the sacrifices of their families and the lives that have been lost. Indeed, we are forever grateful to the brave men and women of our armed forces and intelligence community who have laid their own lives on the line to keep our homeland safe and secure."
Sen. Susan Collins
"This welcome news is a credit to our intelligence efforts and brings to justice the architect of the attacks on our country that killed nearly 3,000 people on September 11, 2001," Collins said.
Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-1st
"We are grateful for the highly trained and effective intelligence and security forces that were able to hunt down Osama bin Laden and carry out a very difficult and complex mission to kill him. At moments like this we are once again reminded that we have the most talented, highly trained and dedicated armed forces in the world." Pingree added that bin Laden's death means "justice has been served and I hope it will provide a certain amount of closure for the families of 9/11 victims."
Rep. Mike Michaud, D-2nd
The news delivered by President Obama of bin Laden's death will be as vivid in Americans' memories as what happened on Sept. 11, 2001. "Finally, this terrorist has been brought to justice for the despicable attacks he organized against our country," Michaud said.