May 8th, 2011
02:43 PM ET

This week on GPS: The death of Osama bin Laden

Nearly 10 years after 9/11, a U.S. Special Forces team killed Osama bin Laden. Notably, bin Laden was found and shot in Pakistan, not in the remote mountains of neighboring Afghanistan. What does this mean for the battle against violent extremism? What about for U.S.-Pakistani relations? GPS breaks it down for you with an all-star show, including two guests who helped spearhead the hunt for bin Laden over the last decade.

Condoleezza Rice, the former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, sits down with Fareed to talk about her administration’s efforts to capture the 9/11 mastermind and just what bin Laden's death means to her personally.

Then retired General Michael Hayden, who headed up both the National Security Agency and the CIA for President George W. Bush, talks about tracking bin Laden from the time they first discovered the courier who led to bin Laden in 2007 to the interrogation methods used to glean this information.

Then a panel of experts delves in to what this means for the future of Pakistan, the country where bin Laden hid in plain sight for years. How did Pakistan’s intelligence services miss the world’s #1 terrorist right under their noses? Or did they? And what does it mean to see Pakistanis protesting the death of bin Laden? Joining Fareed this week are:

– Husain Haqqani, the Pakistani Ambassador to Washington, D.C. and former journalist
– Richard Haass, the President of the Council on Foreign Relations
– Jugnu Mohsin, one of Pakistan’s top journalists and editor of The Friday Times

Then, where in the world has Iran’s president gone?

Finally, a last look at just who put the Abbott in Abbottabad.

Read the full transcript here.

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  1. Jane Chambers

    Sunday's broadcast, which discussed Bin Laden's demise was very disappointing. Usually, I am very impressed with the show; I watch it faithfully every Sunday; however, Sunday's broadcast was shocking in its misrepresentation and misevaluation of the facts. I could hardly believe it was the same interviewer. Fareed seemed timid. even fawning. I had to check that I had not mistakenly turned to FOX news.

    The selection of guests, filled with Bush apologists, seemed a kind of pep rally for all the worst instincts (like torture) of the Bush administration. It was obvious that guests had–as their prime motivation and objective–to justify themselves and the Bush administration–which, in Bush's own words, did not want to waste time of such a cowering cave-dweller as Bin Laden. Their behavior was shameless, and I was shocked that Fareed let them get away their outrageous behavior and assertions unadorned with fact.

    This broadcast was a departure for Fareed's usual sober, insightful evaluation of the news, and I hope it will not be repeated.

    Thank you for your time. Jane Chambers

    May 10, 2011 at 8:21 am | Reply
  2. OpinionIndia

    Pakistan needs reflection that its existence has not served its purpose.Seperate land for subcontinents Muslims has failed miserably.India in turn has more Muslims than Pakistan and despite bumps on the path, has overall made a successful state with SECULARISM.It has had a Muslim President and has currently a Sikh Prime Minister in a Majority Hindu Country.This is the idea of India

    Pakistan is the hotbed of terrorism in this world.

    Terror camps in Pakistan target India and the West.Safe havens in Pakistan's north west provinces target the US troops and Afghan forces.The Jihadi groups in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir train and send militants to fight India,lest we forget the Mumbai attacks.

    Unless the US and other countries fighting the war on terror realize that dealing with Pakistan harshly is the only way to solve the Afghan conflict and defeating Al Qaeda,the scourge of terror will perpetually prosper.

    What has Pakistan achieved after 61 years,since partition of India?Why separate land for subcontinent's muslims? What is the prognosis here..WHY IS US PLACATING Pakistan?Why should the international community put up with this country..for the fear of its nuclear weapons that it sold to north Korea?

    Is the US/international community braindead to squander 10 billion dollars to 'AID' Pakistan and gets channelized against India?

    US should have the spunk to tell Pakistan : ENOUGH is ENOUGH.I am not going overboard when I quote analysts telling about a swift operation by India and Israel to hijack Pakistan's nuclear weapons.This has obvious grave risks,but as if we are not threatened by this sickening state day after day by militant and ISI plots.Once successful,even if a war breaks out,this state can be subdued and divided like Balkan states:

    2.PAKISTAN OCCUPIED KASSMIR – Merged with India
    3.Ethnic Punjabi Pakistani areas – into a small state administered by the UN for 100 years
    4.NWFT occupied by US to hound and flush the militants

    Riddance from a State which has become a nemesis for a peaceful democratic ,equalitarian world and only secularism will bring prosperity and peace to the subcontinent

    May 11, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Reply
  3. OpinionIndia

    To Pakistanis who bring up Kashmir to deceive the world and hide all blame,here is the truth

    Lets GIVE BALOCHISTANIS a chance for vote to decidde if they wanna continue to be part of Pakistan ( A failed state that discriminated agaInst Bengalis and now Balochis )

    BALOCHISTAN WANTS PLEBISCITE AND FREEDOM FROM PAKISTAN.Pakistan stop discriminating against people of Balochistan where they do not get revenue spent on their development after their mineral wealth is eaten away by Pakistani state.


    May 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Reply
  4. Febri

    Also bitte, die mieedn würden uns doch nie belügen *g*. Ausser dem wären die fotos viel zu brutal xd *nichternstgemeint*

    February 12, 2012 at 12:03 am | Reply
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