This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The timeline for the Navy SEALs 38-minute operation against bin Laden reviewed; scenes and diagrams shown of the walled compound; details given about the helicopter malfunction, the assault that killed the courier, the killings inside the house, what happened inside the bedroom, how the remains were identified. the seizing of a trove of material about Al Qaeda, the destruction of the copter and the burial in the Arabian Sea. [Former Navy SEAL Eric GEITENS- talks about Seal training.] [White House counterterrorism adviser John BRENNAN - comments of the gutsy call.] [Attorney General Eric HOLDER - says the killing was appropriate.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY- comments on the respect shown bin Laden's body.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Ed Henry) The possible acceleration of bringing troops home from Afghanistan after Gates' statement, the US aggressive view on terrorism, a report tomorrow on the trove of data taken from the compound discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN contributor Fran Townsend about bin Laden and terrorism. [TOWNSEND - comments on the targeting of Awlaki in Yemen as part of the plan to take out Al Qaeda leadership.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Abbottabad: Nic Robertson) The CIA operation in Pakistan to watch the bin Laden house and the series of arrests by Pakistanis of people linked to the compound discussed; inset video of the Abbottabad neighborhood.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former CIA counterterrorism director Robert Grenier about the CIA surveillance of the compound. [GRENIER - comments on the CIA operation, the use of drones against targets like Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, the months of work behind any activity; outlines how some initial reports were dubious: how the compound was not so unusual and how aspects of the story were exaggerated.]
(Ground Zero: Sanjay Gupta) How facial recognition software was used to identity bin Laden works presented; visual examples shown. [International Biometric Group Olga RASKIN- shows some photo images and how the facial system can be fooled.] How the technology can be confused discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A rally in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Los Angeles: Peter Bergen) The drone strike in Yemen against terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, who is a newcomer to the jihadi scene and the role for Al Qaeda number 2 man Ayman al-Zawahiri, who is not well liked, discussed.
(No location given: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about the bin Laden operation. [RICE - says Pakistan is a full partner in the war on terrorism, but it is a fractured place; recounts we assumed he was in some cave in the tribal areas; notes we cannot afford to cut Pakistan off; comments on the war in Afghanistan: not to leave the job undone; reacts to wanting to have been in the situation room watching the Navy operation that took down bin Laden.]
(Washington: Tom Foreman) The training of dogs like the dog that helped the Navy SEALs take down Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan featured; footage shown of dogs in the military in the past and of training; details given about the equipment used with dogs. [Pioneer Consulting Group Tim CROCKETT- says the dog likely was there to sniff bombs.] [US Marine Corps Cpl. Ashley ENTRIKIN- explains the dog's capabilities.] The high use of Belgian shepherd dogs by the military discussed.