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Current, former Navy SEALS say fame from killing Osama bin Laden caused divide in the ranks

CBS News investigation explores how some SEALs capitalized on elite military unit’s newfound fame while others accused fellow SEALs of “selling the Trident”
Osama bin Laden was killed May 1, 2011, by U.S. Navy Seals at his compound in Pakistan....
Osama bin Laden was killed May 1, 2011, by U.S. Navy Seals at his compound in Pakistan. (Source: CNN)
Updated: May. 2, 2021 at 3:50 PM CDT
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(CBS NEWS) — This weekend marks a decade since the killing of the world’s most-wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, who founded al-Qaeda and was the terrorist group’s leader when it conducted the deadliest terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil on Sept. 11, 2001.

This weekend marks 10 years since U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden, who founded al Qaeda and led the terrorist group...

Posted by CBS News on Saturday, May 1, 2021

The successful mission thrust the U.S. Navy SEALs, some of the nation’s most elite and secretive of warriors, into the headlines.

Thomas Joscelyn, senior fellow of The Foundation for Defense of Democracies, says the Navy SEALs who killed bin Laden...

Posted by CBS News on Saturday, May 1, 2021

In a CBS News investigation, CBS News senior investigative reporter Catherine Herridge explores how some SEALs capitalized on the elite military unit’s newfound fame following the covert operation and why the Navy SEALs have experienced a deep divide in their ranks since bin Laden’s death.

The U.S. is marking 10 years since the death of Osama bin Laden. In a CBS News investigation, CBS News' Catherine...

Posted by CBS News on Saturday, May 1, 2021

For the first time, some SEALs are breaking their code of secrecy to speak publicly. Some have stepped out of the shadows and grappled with celebrity. Others accuse fellow SEALs of “selling the Trident.”

CBS NEWS INVESTIGATION: It’s been 10 years since U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden, launching the military force...

Posted by CBS News on Saturday, May 1, 2021

Herridge spoke with Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers on CBSN about what she learned from current and former SEALs and why one won’t allow his son to join the Navy.

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