osama bin laden http://kut.org en Romney Goes After Obama On Alleged Leaking Of Secrets http://kut.org/post/romney-goes-after-obama-alleged-leaking-secrets The latest national security issue to figure in the presidential campaign has little to do with Iran, Afghanistan or other foreign policy challenges. Mitt Romney is instead focusing on what he and other Republicans allege is the Obama administration's record of leaking classified information for political purposes.<p>"This conduct is contemptible," Romney, the GOP presidential candidate, said in a speech last week before the Veterans of Foreign Wars. "It compromises our men and women in the field. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:24:47 +0000 Tom Gjelten 4783 at http://kut.org Romney Goes After Obama On Alleged Leaking Of Secrets Bin Laden Papers Show Him Frustrated, Marginalized http://kut.org/post/bin-laden-papers-show-him-frustrated-marginalized Documents found at Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan reveal an al-Qaida leader who had come to feel marginalized and frustrated with actions taken by affiliated terror groups he had helped inspire.<p>The man responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks is seen struggling to limit attacks that killed mostly Muslims, and to keep the international jihad movement focused on what he viewed as the main target: the United States.<p>The glimpse inside this secretive organization comes just after the first anniversary of the killing of bin Laden in Abbotabad, Pakistan, by a Navy Seal team.<p>That team Thu, 03 May 2012 21:55:45 +0000 Larry Abramson 4158 at http://kut.org Bin Laden Papers Show Him Frustrated, Marginalized Obama: The 'Light of a New Day' is Visible in Afghanistan http://kut.org/post/obama-light-new-day-visible-afghanistan <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTT-xAr5LVM</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 14:52:53 +0000 Eyder Peralta 4141 at http://kut.org Obama: The 'Light of a New Day' is Visible in Afghanistan On Anniversary of Bin Laden Death, President Obama Speaks From Afghanistan http://kut.org/post/anniversary-bin-laden-death-president-obama-speaks-afghanistan <p>President Barack Obama has made <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/05/01/151772854/obama-in-afghanistan-on-surprise-visit">a surprise visit to Afghanistan</a>.</p><p>He&rsquo;ll be addressing America in a speech tonight, <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/looking-back-how-world-quickly-learned-about-bin-ladens-death">the one year anniversary</a> of a special forces mission that killed Osama Bin Laden.</p><p>KUT News will broadcast NPR&#39;s coverage of President Obama&rsquo;s remarks tonight, beginning at 6:30 p.m. You can listen on KUT 90.5 FM, or stream online at <a href="http://kut.org/">kut.org</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 01 May 2012 22:01:05 +0000 Wells Dunbar 4139 at http://kut.org On Anniversary of Bin Laden Death, President Obama Speaks From Afghanistan Looking Back: How the World Quickly Learned About Bin Laden's Death http://kut.org/post/looking-back-how-world-quickly-learned-about-bin-ladens-death One year ago today, we learned that al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden had been located and killed by U.S. Tue, 01 May 2012 16:01:52 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 4131 at http://kut.org Looking Back: How the World Quickly Learned About Bin Laden's Death UT Alum Led Unit That Attacked Osama bin Laden http://kut.org/post/ut-alum-led-unit-attacked-osama-bin-laden <p>The man who commanded the unit that shot and killed Osama bin Laden this week is a graduate of the University of Texas <a href="http://journalism.utexas.edu/">journalism program</a>. <a href="http://www.dailytexanonline.com/news/2011/05/03/ut-alumnus-commanded-unit-killed-mastermind-911">The <em>Daily Texan </em>reports</a> that Vice Adm. <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/William-H-McRaven/136634803021026">William H. McRaven</a> graduated in 1977.</p> Tue, 03 May 2011 19:07:14 +0000 Nathan Bernier 1375 at http://kut.org UT Alum Led Unit That Attacked Osama bin Laden Former Bush Strategist Says Osama Death Shows Political Unity http://kut.org/post/former-bush-strategist-says-osama-death-shows-political-unity <p>A key advisor to former President George W. Bush says the killing of Osama bin Laden marks an end to a journey that started during the Clinton Administration.&nbsp; &nbsp;Mark McKinnon, who is now with the Austin firm <a href="http://www.pstrategies.com/">Public Strategies</a>, tells KUT News that it&#39;s the first time in a decade that the country has come together as one, crossing political and ideological lines.</p> Mon, 02 May 2011 22:12:39 +0000 Ian Crawford, KUT News 1367 at http://kut.org Former Bush Strategist Says Osama Death Shows Political Unity Business As Usual for Austin Despite Bin Laden Death http://kut.org/post/business-usual-austin-despite-bin-laden-death <p>Austin city officials say have no plans to ratchet up security following the death of Osama Bin Laden and concerns that Islamist radicals could stage reprisal attacks against the United States. But Police Chief Art Acevedo is urging people to report any suspicious activity. He said that over the next week or two, residents should expect more uniformed police officers patrolling the city&#39;s streets.</p> Mon, 02 May 2011 21:16:25 +0000 Mario Carrillo 1366 at http://kut.org Business As Usual for Austin Despite Bin Laden Death Austinite Karen Hughes Tried To Convince Muslims That Osama Was A Bad Guy http://kut.org/post/austinite-karen-hughes-tried-convince-muslims-osama-was-bad-guy <p>Austin resident Karen Hughes served as a close political advisor to President George W. Bush for many years, both when he was Texas Governor and then when he moved to the White House. When she was appointed as Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy in 2005, Hughes was put in charge of trying to improve the perception of America abroad.</p><p>&quot;One of the things that we worked in public diplomacy to highlight around the world was the fact that a lot of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda&#39;s victims were, in fact, innocent Muslims,&quot; Hughes told KUT News.</p> Mon, 02 May 2011 21:16:07 +0000 Nathan Bernier 1365 at http://kut.org Austinite Karen Hughes Tried To Convince Muslims That Osama Was A Bad Guy Will U.S. Government Release Authentic Bin Laden Photos? http://kut.org/post/will-us-government-release-authentic-bin-laden-photos Osama bin Laden lived out of public view after being chased from Afghanistan by United States forces in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks. For 10 years he remained a bogeyman shrouded in mystery. The question many are asking now is: Will we get one last look at him before consigning his memory to the past?<p>The <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/05/02/135920016/web-photos-of-bin-laden-corpse-are-fake">emergence of fake photos</a> purporting to show Osama bin Laden's lifeless body is a sign of the public's interest in visual evidence of his death. Mon, 02 May 2011 19:21:25 +0000 Wright Bryan 1363 at http://kut.org Quiet Day at Austin's 9/11 Memorial http://kut.org/post/quiet-day-austins-911-memorial <p>Did you know that Austin has a monument to the Texans who died in the attacks on September 11, 2001 and the Texas soldiers who perished in the war in Afghanistan? It sits on the grounds of the Texas State Cemetery on E. 7th St. The memorial was commissioned by Governor Rick Perry on the first anniversary of the attacks, and it was unveiled on September 11, 2003, according to <a href="http://www.cemetery.state.tx.us/monuments.asp">the Texas State Cemetery&#39;s website. </a> Mon, 02 May 2011 19:16:32 +0000 Nathan Bernier 1361 at http://kut.org Quiet Day at Austin's 9/11 Memorial Texas Lawmakers Marking Osama bin Laden's Death http://kut.org/post/texas-lawmakers-marking-osama-bin-ladens-death <p>At the Texas Capitol, as House members opened this morning&#39;s session with their usual moment of prayer, State Representative <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/marva-beck/">Marva Beck (R-Houston) </a>said today is both joyful and sad.</p><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re joyful that 911 has been put to rest with the capture and execution of bin Laden, we take a moment for the solitude to remember the people that fell on that day, to be grateful for the firefighters, the police, everyone that fought in that to pull survivors out and that died themselves,&rdquo;&nbsp;Rep. Beck&nbsp;said.&nbsp; Mon, 02 May 2011 17:09:20 +0000 Crystal Chavez, KUT News 1360 at http://kut.org Texas Lawmakers Marking Osama bin Laden's Death President Bush Cheered Outside His North Dallas Home http://kut.org/post/president-bush-cheered-outside-his-north-dallas-home <p>People gathered outside President George W. Bush&rsquo;s home in North Dallas last night on word that the United States had killed Osama bin Laden at a mansion in Pakistan. WFAA, the ABC affiliate in Dallas, sent a reporter to the scene.</p><p><object height="260" width="423"><param name="movie" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" value="http://www.wfaa.com/v/?i=121069769" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><param name="AllowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" height="260" src="http://www.wfaa.com/v/?i=121069769" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="423" wmode="transparent"></embed></object> Mon, 02 May 2011 16:29:35 +0000 Nathan Bernier 1359 at http://kut.org Local TV News Covers Austin's Reaction to Osama bin Laden's Death http://kut.org/post/local-tv-news-covers-austins-reaction-osama-bin-ladens-death <object data="http://www.kxan.com/video/videoplayer.swf?dppversion=9248" height="358" id="video" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425"><param name="movie" value="http://www.kxan.com/video/videoplayer.swf?dppversion=9248" /><param name="FlashVars" value="&amp;skin=MP1ExternalAll-MFL.swf&amp;embed=true&amp;adSizeArray=1x1000,2x40,3x1000&amp;adSrc=http%3A%2F%2Fad%2Edoubleclick%2Enet%2Fpfadx%2Flin%2Ekxan%2Fnews%2Feducation%2Fdetail%3Bdcmt%3Dtext%2Fxml%3Bpos%3D%25pos%25%3Btile%3D2%3Bfname%3Dut%2Dstudents%2Dcelebrate%2Dbin%2Dladen%2527s%2Ddeath%3Bloc%3D%25loc%25%3Bsz%3D%25size%25%3Bord%3D237602756724567780%3Frand%3D%25rand%25&amp;flv=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ekxan%2Ecom%2Ffeeds%2FoutboundFeed%3FobfType%3DVIDEO%5FPLAYER%5FSMIL%5FFEED%26componentId%3D22593650&amp;img=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia2%2Ekxan%2Ecom%2F%2Fphoto%2F2011%2F05%2F02%2Fut%5Fstudents%5Fcelebratecbb357d1%2D0100%2D46f5%2Db185%2D2093d5f92a6d0000%5F20110502052642%5F640%5F480%2EJPG&amp;story=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ekxan%2Ecom%2Fdpp%2Fnews%2Feducation%2Fut%2Dstudents%2Dcelebrate%2Dbin%2Dladen%2527s%2Ddeath&amp;category=local&amp;title=ut%20students%20celebrate&amp;oacct=dpsdpskxan,dpsglobal&amp;ovns=fim&amp;headline=UT%20students%20celebrate%20bin%20Laden%27s%20death" /><param name="allowNetworking" value="all" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /></object><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="width:425px">&nbsp;</p><p>Local TV stations sent photographers to The Drag last night on word that University of Texas students had erupted in jubilation on news that Osama bin Laden had been<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/02/world/asia/osama-bin-laden-is-killed.html?hp"> killed by US forces in Pakistan</a>.&nbsp; The above report from KXAN had the most interviews with celebrating students. Mon, 02 May 2011 15:46:01 +0000 Nathan Bernier 1358 at http://kut.org Reaction From Texas Officials On Osama Bin Laden's Death http://kut.org/post/reaction-texas-officials-osama-bin-ladens-death <p>We will be posting reaction from elected officials or other prominent political figures as they come in.</p><p>Governor Perry<a href="http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/16063/"> issued this statement </a>this morning.</p> Mon, 02 May 2011 15:25:17 +0000 Nathan Bernier 1357 at http://kut.org Reaction From Texas Officials On Osama Bin Laden's Death