White House Memo

The Pentagon wants to step up the hunt, but Pakistan's new leaders are balking. Inside Bush's last battle

Brooks Kraft / Corbis for TIME

Bush must determine whether to approve broader authority to go after al-Qaeda commanders who may know the whereabouts of bin Laden and his deputy, al-Zawahiri.

$7.2 BILLION U.S. military aid to Pakistan since 9/11

$50 MILLION Reward offered by the State Department for the capture or killing of bin Laden

29 Number of audio and video messages from bin Laden since 9/11

Every Thursday morning, President George W. Bush gets an intelligence briefing from CIA chief General Michael Hayden. Invariably, according to National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, the President asks, "How are we doing on No. 1 and No. 2?"--meaning Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri. The answer, more often than not, amounts to "Same as last week, Mr. President." Despite a seven-year manhunt along the...

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