2011 in military history

Posted Jan 11, 2012
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  1. Conflicts in 2011

    Conflicts in 2011

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  1. Death of Osama bin Laden

    Death of Osama bin Laden


    Osama bin Laden, the founder and head of the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda, was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, shortly after 1:00 am PKT (20:00 UTC, May 1) by United States Navy SEALs of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group (also known as DEVGRU or SEAL Team Six). The operation, code-named Operation Neptune Spear, was carried out in a Central Intelligence Agency-led operation. In addition to DEVGRU, participating units included the U.S. Army Special Operations Command's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) and CIA operatives. The raid on bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, was launched from Afghanistan. U.S. military officials said that after the raid, U.S. forces took bin Laden's body to Afghanistan for identification, then buried him at sea within 24 hours of his death in accordance with Islamic tradition. According to a Pakistani official, the United States had direct evidence that Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief, Lt. Gen. Ahmad Shuja Pasha, knew of bin Laden’s presence in Abbottabad.

  2. Suicide of Harry Lew

    Suicide of Harry Lew


    Lance Corporal Harry Lew was a United States Marine and a nephew of Congresswoman Judy Chu, who committed suicide after being hazed by his fellow Marines. The three accused Marines, who were stationed with Lew at Patrol Base Gowragi in Afghanistan, claimed that Lew had fallen asleep on watch for the fourth time since he arrived there.

  3. Danny Chen

    Danny Chen

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    Danny Chen (simplified Chinese: 陈宇晖; traditional Chinese: 陳宇暉; pinyin: Chén Yǔhuī; May 26, 1992 – October 3, 2011) was an American U.S. Army soldier who served in Afghanistan. Chen was racially harassed and beaten by his fellow soldiers before his death on October 3, 2011. Chen was found shot to death in a guard tower in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The military described his wound as self-inflicted.

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