President Barack Obama reported that Osama bin Laden was killed in a firefight with US forces in Pakistan. The covert mission was named Operation Neptune Spear and conducted by members of Navy SEAL Team 6.
Anti-government domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh detonated a truck bomb at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The explosion killed 168 people, including nineteen children.
In the wake of the September 11th attacks, the Office of Homeland Security was established by President Bush’s Executive Order 13228. The agency was a counter-terrorism organization intended to “respond to terrorist threats of attacks.”