David Corn is Washington bureau chief of Mother Jones magazine and an MSNBC analyst. He is the author of the bestselling book, Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party.

The Raid

In a meticulously reported account from Showdown, veteran journalist David Corn details the tense deliberations leading up to the decision to raid the Abbottabad compound on May 1, 2011.