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SEAL Team Six: 10 questions on the operation that killed Osama bin Laden

For a decade, it was an ongoing effort – one that a senior Obama administration official called on Monday morning “America’s most vexing intelligence problem: where to find bin Laden.”

Here are 10 questions and answers about how the operatives commonly known as ‘SEAL Team Six’ killed Osama bin Laden.

- Anna MulrineStaff writer

President Barack Obama reads his statement to photographers after making a televised statement on the death of Osama bin Laden from the East Room of the White House in Washington, on Sunday, May 1. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

1. When did President Obama authorize the strike?

On the morning of Friday, April 29, Mr. Obama greenlighted the operation, which US operatives had been planning for months.


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