TARGETING BIN LADEN
ABC1, Monday, 8.30pm ★★★★ ‘‘For years it was like chasing a ghost.’’ That is how the narrator of this compelling documentary describes US attempts to find Osama Bin Laden. The al-qaida leader had eluded US forces ever since the September 11 attacks on New York and the Pentagon in 2001. For years, everyone thought he was hiding in the Afghan mountains. The breakthrough came when the CIA tracked a single phone call from a high-ranking courier mysteriously known as The Kuwaiti. That led them to the Pakistani town of Abbottabad and the rest is history. Targeting includes an interview with US President Barack Obama about the US Navy Seals operation that led to Bin Laden’s death.