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  • BIRTH OF EUROPE

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One of the most sensitive, top secret missions eliminates America’s number one terrorist target, Osama bin Laden, but the celebration is almost immediately tempered by thorny questions.  How did the U.S. finally catch up with the terrorist mastermind who eluded capture for nearly a decade?  Why was he able to hide in plain sight just yards away from Pakistan’s most prestigious military academy?  What was his day-to-day life like?  Was he able to direct attacks from his hideout?  And why did the man who vowed to resist to his last breath give up his life with not much of a fight?  National Geographic Channel opens a special report  that reveals the inside story of how the U.S. gathered the intelligence needed to pull off the surprise attack, with insight from former CIA agents, Navy SEAL operatives and high-ranking government officials, including retired general and CIA director David Petraeus.  Acclaimed journalist Peter Bergen, to whom Bin Laden first revealed his intention to wage a terrorist war on the West, and who is one of a small handful to have met him, heads to Pakistan for answers on the ground.  This multifaceted investigation reconstructs The Last Days of Osama Bin Laden.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Birth of Europe: Water
    Discover how the colossal fury of water and ice have shaped and moulded Europe over thousands of years.
  • Birth of Europe: Collision
    Climb to the top of erupting volcanoes and relive the devastation caused by earthquakes to discover how they created the Europe we know today.
  • Birth of Europe: Fire
    Volcanoes may have shaped Europe, but they could also destroy it. Find out how ticking volcanic time-bombs threaten the continent's existence.
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