Black Ops

Series 1 - 3. Taking Down Bin Laden

Radio Times
Review by:
David Crawford

One of the Navy SEALS involved in the mission to catch Osama Bin Laden recently went public about how he shot and killed America’s public enemy number one. So it will come as a surprise to those with a prurient interest that the actual assault on Bin Laden’s compound occupies only the dying minutes of this documentary.

The rest of the time is given over to counter-terrorist experts trying to explain the complex operation to find Bin Laden with security-cleared generalities. There’s a good story here, struggling to get out.

About this programme

3/6. A revealing insight into one of the most daring Black Ops raids of recent times, when in May 2011 US Navy Seals stormed Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan, taking out the al-Qaeda leader.

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