12 years ago today, Americans were given monumental news: Osama bin Laden, the terrorist leader of Al Qaeda responsible for planning the 9/11 attack, was killed by a U.S. Navy SEAL operation. New America senior fellow and jihadism expert Dr. Nelly Lahoud spent years translating bin Laden’s personal letters and documents retrieved from his compound and has published a book all about her findings called “The Bin Laden Papers.” She joins the podcast to share her discoveries, which include insight into the origins of the plot to hijack American planes, bin Laden’s years in hiding, and the inner workings of his organization.