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Amazing Details From Bin Laden Raid

The most complete account yet of the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden emerges from this week’s New Yorker. Nicholas Schmidle details everything from the Costco sandwiches that were ordered for the White House Situation Room to the DNA samples taken from the compound and President Obama’s delight upon hearing that a dog was involved in the mission. Also revealed: Bin Laden was definitely unarmed, according to the SEALs. But when one SEAL checked the Qaeda leader’s wives for bombs, he put the women together “in a bear hug” so that, if a suicide vest went off, the blast would be absorbed.