Members of SEAL Team Six, the Navy squad that killed Osama bin Laden, are concerned that leaks about the raid will compromise their anonymity and threaten the safety of their families, Defense Secretary Gates said Thursday.
The fumbled recountings of the attack on the bin Laden compound undermine the operation itself and the credibility of the US government, analysts say. It also helped to fuel conspiracy theories.
At his first major public appearance since making the Osama bin Laden announcement, President Obama will lay a wreath at ground zero and meet with first responders and relatives of 9/11 victims.
Concerns that release of a 'gruesome' bin Laden photo could spark a backlash in the Muslim world won out over a desire to defuse conspiracy theories that Al Qaeda's leader was still alive.
The truth is still being sifted about Greg Mortenson, best-selling author and philanthropist. But maybe an early warning came when the story became all about him.
Amid allegations that 'Three Cups of Tea' co-author Greg Mortenson mismanaged money collected by thousands of schoolchildren for his Pennies for Peace program, educators are considering cutting off support.
Interest rates were supposed to be kept low by the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program. Ben Bernanke will meet with the press on Wednesday, and investors will listen for clues about when the Fed might change its policy with interest rates.
Greg Mortenson appears to have made some significant missteps. But further vilification doesn't help him or those who do similar work. Instead, we should look at what this case reveals about the state of fundraising, philanthropy, and the culture of “do gooder celebrity.”
Greg Mortenson and his work with school children in Central Asia is under attack. Like many other publications, we ran a story highlighting his good works. Were we wrong?