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Bestselling author Mark Bowden on ‘The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden’

"The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden" by Mark Bowden
Atlantic Monthly Press (October 16, 2012)

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After a decade-long international manhunt, United States military forces killed Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011 in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Locating and eliminating the al-Qaeda leader proved to be a difficult and tolling endeavor in part because the target was not an enemy nation, but a scattered group of terrorists.

Author Mark Bowden has provided one of the most extensive accounts of the long hunt for bin Laden in his new book “The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden.” It is the first such publication written with the cooperation of President Barack Obama, who granted Bowden a lengthy exclusive interview for the book.

In “The Finish,” Bowden examines the challenges, lessons, and controversies surrounding the mission, including how torture was involved in gathering crucial information. Larry is joined by author Mark Bowden to discuss one of the most important military missions in history.


Mark Bowden, author of the The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden (Atlantic Monthly Press)