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.

1. When did President Obama authorize the strike?

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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.

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

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