Links from the Times for May 4: Coverage of Osama bin Laden's death
U.S. raid: Osama bin Laden was not armed when he was shot during a U.S. commando raid early Monday on his fortress-like compound in Pakistan, U.S. officials said Tuesday, contradicting initial accounts of the top-secret operation. Officials also backed away further from initial suggestions that bin Laden and other men in the compound had used women as human shields as they battled the raiding force consisting of U.S. Navy SEALs. The White House made available the transcript of Monday's briefing by John Brennan, a counterterrorism adviser to President Barack Obama. The Tuesday transcript from press spokesman Jay Carney's briefing was also released.