10 Years Later: Operation Neptune Spear

  • Wednesday, April 28
  • 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Online
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The 9/11 Memorial & Museum has partnered with The HISTORY Channel to produce a documentary film which provides a sweeping account of the events that led to the discovery of Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and the raid which resulted in his death. In advance of the film being released on May 2, 2021, exactly 10 years after the raid, Robert M. Gates, then secretary of defense, and Leon E. Panetta, then director of the CIA, discuss how policy, intelligence, and military decision-making converged during the hunt for bin Laden.


This program is presented as a complement to the Museum's digital exhibition Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Ladenbased on the special exhibition of the same name. Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden was made possible with support of presenting sponsors Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. and Palantir Technologies, as well as Lockheed Martin.



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