Bin Laden’s Escape

The Chance to Crush Al Qaeda

In 2001 the U.S. almost killed Osama bin Laden, but a series of bad decisions from the White House and Pentagon allowed al Qaeda’s leaders to escape and continue fighting.

Tora Bora

How Bin Laden Escaped

In 2001, a small U.S. special operations force had won extraordinary victories in Afghanistan and closed in on Bin Laden before high-level blunders allowed him to escape into Pakistan.