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What can we learn from Bin Laden's diary? (Getty Images)

Among the Memes and YouTube Videos, What Do the Bin Laden Files Hold?

The CIA recently released hundreds of thousands of files seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound. What can we learn from them?

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The Bookshelf: FP Staffers Review the New Releases

Just in time for the holiday break, FP returns to reviewing new and upcoming titles on all aspects of international affairs.

AFGHANISTAN - AUGUST 8:  Undated file picture of Saudi dissident Ossama Bin Ladin in an undisclosed place inside Afghanistan. Ossama Bin Ladin speaks while siting in front of a bannar inscribed basic Islamic tenet in Afghanistan. The billionaire Bin Ladin, member of a family of wealthy Saudi construction tycoon, is blamed for two bomb blasts in his home country in 1995-96 that killed 24 US servicemen. AFP PHOTO  (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Bin Laden’s Syllabus for Fighters, Fears of the Dentist, and Elaborate Will

The latest trove of documents from Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan shed further light on his anxieties.

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Read Declassified Bin Laden Documents Here

Newly declassified documents show Osama bin Laden set aside about $29 million in his will to fund terrorism.

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Osama bin Laden Would Not Have Taken Ramadi

The new trove of bin Laden documents reveals just how different al Qaeda and the Islamic State really are.

AL-FAROUQ BASE, AFGHANISTAN:  A video grab dated 19 June 2001 shows Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden in a video tape said to have been prepared and released by bin Laden himself. Copies of the tape, which shows members of bin Laden's organization Al-Qaeda, or "The Base", training at their al-Farouq base in Afghanistan, have been circulated to a limited number of Islamists. (Photo credit should read AFP/Getty Images)

Bin Laden’s Odd Religious Library

Osama bin Laden spent the latter years of his life portraying himself as an authority on Islamic law who was qualified to order Muslims around the world to strike Western targets — and then capable of giving them the purported scriptural justifications for their actions.

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Al Qaeda’s Blueprint For How To Start a Homegrown Terror Franchise

This 15-page document outlines how to form homegrown terror cells.

AMMAN, JORDAN - SEPTEMBER 10:  This is a still image taken from a video tape aired on Al-Jazeerah station September 10, 2003 that shows Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in an unspecified location. The video tape, the first video image of bin Laden in about two years, was aired on the eve of the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks.  (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images)

Osama bin Laden Was a Francophile

Among the documents recovered from bin Laden's Pakistani compound in 2011 were 19 publications regarding France.

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Newly Released bin Laden Files Include Trove of Letters, Books — and Issues of FP

The al Qaeda leader had several 2008 issues of Foreign Policy in his Abbottabad hide out.

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Have What it Takes to be in Al Qaeda? Apply here.

Al Qaeda's job application in very traditional, but contains questions that hint at the chilling work the job entails.

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Here’s Osama Bin Laden’s Letter to the American People

Osama bin Laden promised endless war in a newly declassified letter to the American people.

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Bin Laden Deputy Convicted For Africa Embassy Bombings

U.S. prosecutors convinced a judge to sentence a top bin Laden deputy to life in prison in connection with the 1998 Africa embassy bombings.

Pakistani media personnel and local residents gather outside the hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden following his death by US Special Forces in a ground operation in Abbottabad on May 3, 2011. The bullet-riddled Pakistani villa that hid Osama bin Laden from the world was put under police control, as media sought to glimpse the debris left by the US raid that killed him. Bin Laden's hideout had been kept under tight army control after the dramatic raid by US special forces late May 1, 2011 in the affluent suburbs of Abbottabad, a garrison city 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Islamabad.  AFP PHOTO/ AAMIR QURESHI (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

What Pakistan Knew About the Bin Laden Raid

As Islamabad’s ambassador to Washington, I had an intimate view of the Pakistani response to the SEAL Team 6 operation. But I still have a few unanswered questions.

Pakistani security personnel measure a wall outside the hideout house of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden following his death by US Special Forces in a ground operation in Abbottabad on May 3, 2011. The bullet-riddled Pakistani villa that hid Osama bin Laden from the world was put under police control, as media sought to glimpse the debris left by the US raid that killed him. Bin Laden's hideout had been kept under tight army control after the dramatic raid by US special forces late May 1 in the affluent suburbs of Abbottabad, a garrison city 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Islamabad. AFP PHOTO/ AAMIR QURESHI (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Administration: Hersh Account of Bin Laden Raid ‘Patently False’

Current and former officials flatly deny journalist's assertions of grand U.S.-Pakistani conspiracy.

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Hersh questions U.S. account on killing bin Laden, others question Hersh account

Seymour Hersh says that pretty much everything written about the killing of bin Laden is wrong.

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$50,000 Won’t Get You ‘Machine Gun Fun’ with SEAL That Killed Bin Laden After All

ForAmerica, the group that advertised a $50,000 opportunity for "machine gun fun" with the man who killed Osama bin Laden, is retracting parts of their original offer.

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It Only Costs $50,000 to Shoot Machine Guns With the Navy Seal Who Killed Bin Laden

A conservative group is fundraising by offering a weekend on a shooting range with the Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden. The price tag? $50,000.

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‘Homeland’ and reality: Carrie at Langley

Tom Ricks shares a passage from Robert Grenier’s 88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary.

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Zero Dark Dishonesty

The CIA says torture helped the United States find Osama bin Laden, but the Senate says it made the search even harder.

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