One Navy SEAL Gave Osama Bin Laden’s Wives a Big Hug


This was not the kind of hug meant to console someone after fatally shooting her husband in the chest, although that would also have been a nice gesture, time permitting. No, it was the type of unfathomably selfless hug you give when you suspect someone may be strapped with a suicide vest. From the New Yorker’s exhaustive account of the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound:

Read the whole piece for more insight into the mission and the SEALs that executed it (like how they had performed raids in Pakistani territory “on ten to twelve previous occasions”).

Getting Bin Laden [New Yorker]