Revisiting through Simulacrum

U.S. Special Operations officials used a scale model of Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani compound to brief President Obama on Friday, giving the commander-in-chief a detailed minute-by-minute account of how the assault that killed America’s most wanted enemy had unfolded days earlier, according to a government official.

image of Situation Room during Osama raid

For more on the photo as an example of French critic Roland Barthes’ idea of a punctum see (here) in NYT

*I wonder if they did a reenactment. Then again what is better than seeing it realm time. Imagine this is the “site of my greatest victory”….


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