Osama bin Laden, architect of al Qaeda and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, was killed on May 2 by a force of U.S. Navy SEALs. He was 54. His death sparked controversy over whether President Obama should release photos proving his death to the public. He didn't.(credit: AFP/Getty Images)
Reporter Nicholas Schmidle was given great access to the group that captured Osama Bin Laden. He put together this must-read article for the New Yorker.