As you have surely heard, Osama bin Laden was terminated on May 1st. The operation that killed him was known as Operation Neptune Spear, and the elite Navy SEAL team responsible for this absolute success was the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DevGru, a.k.a. SEAL Team Six). DevGru was ferried into Pakistan by the U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment in a group of helicopters that appear to have included advanced BlackHawk variants and Chinooks.
Once they reached the compound where OBL was living, the SEAL team was met with 12-18 foot walls and armed resistance. That didn’t seem to slow them down very much as the raid took only around 40 minutes.
This intelligence has already identified a possible al Qaeda plot to derail trains in the U.S. And today CNN reported the first suspected drone strike in Pakistan since the raid took place. Perhaps the information gathered at Bin Laden’s compound is already being put to use.