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U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on Operation Neptune's Spear, a mission against Osama bin Laden, in one of the conference rooms of the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on Operation Neptune's Spear, a mission against Osama bin Laden, in one of the conference rooms of the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on Operation Neptune's Spear, a mission against Osama bin Laden, in one of the conference rooms of the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011.

Seated, from left to right, are:

  • Vice President Biden,
  • President Obama,
  • Brigadier General Marshall B. “Brad” Webb, USAF, Assistant Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command;
  • Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor;
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; and
  • Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense.

Standing, from left to right, are:

  • Admiral Mike Mullen, USN, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff;
  • Tom Donilon, National Security Advisor;
  • Bill Daley, Chief of Staff;
  • Tony Blinken, National Security Advisor to the Vice President;
  • Audrey Tomason, Director for Counterterrorism;
  • a person in a beige shirt;
  • John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism;
  • James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence; and
  • a person in a black suit with a light blue tie, the same person seen here.

Note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured at the source location.

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