Talk:Death of Osama bin Laden

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Good articleDeath of Osama bin Laden has been listed as one of the Warfare good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
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Acronym GPVNG-18 should read GPNVG...short for Ground Panoramic Night Vision Goggles.


Section: 2.2 Planning and Execution, 1st Paragraph, Last Sentence.

"Administration attorneys condidered legal implications and options before the raid."

It should be considered


Odd spelling, I agree, had been used.

Objective of Operation Neptune Spear[edit]

The Reuters article in note 53 is misquoted - nowhere does the national security official or the article itself say "...making clear there was no desire to try to capture bin Laden alive in Pakistan." This completely misrepresents the thrust of the Reuters article, which makes the point that the mission was viewed as a likely kill mission (due to bin Laden's resistance) rather than that the mission showed a lack of desire to capture bin Laden. The article makes very clear that "'If he had waved a white flag of surrender, he would have been taken alive,” the official added. But the operating assumption among the U.S. raiders was that bin Laden would put up a fight — which he did."

Wsjankowski (talk) 08:56, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Discrediting credible information[edit]

How can a reparable, well respected Wikipedia discount the validly of Bin Laden's earlier death??!! By burying opposing views, you have discredited your value as an unbiased publication. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:304:68A6:7230:FCED:F05E:C49E:6A11 (talk) 01:17, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Unreasonable criticism[edit]

If a photo of Osama's dead body was published, there would be complaints about publishing it at all. Also, it might inspire alleged revenge from fellow Arabs. DNA evidence can't easily be understood by the public.

A photo has been published, but it seems to be fake.
He has shown no signs of being alive since 2011. A photo is hardly needed.

Semi-protected edit request on 3 November 2018[edit]

Mark Owen wrote No Easy Day, not Matt Bissonette. 19grahami (talk) 20:57, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: The book No Easy Day was written Matt Bissonnette under the pen name Mark Owen, So I see no good reason to change that. if you disagree, then this will probably need a WP:CONSENSUS here first. Once you gain consensus use the edit request template. DBigXray 21:15, 3 November 2018 (UTC)