Details on Bin Laden Burial
Internal emails among U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Osama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson. Traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony. The emails are heavily blacked out, but are the first public disclosure of government information about the al-Qaida leader's death. Bin Laden was killed on May 1, 2011, by a Navy SEAL team that assaulted his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.