Is Bin Laden's death a defining moment for Obama?
4 May 2011 Last updated at 10:27 BST
The operation to find and kill Osama Bin Laden has given President Obama an instant boost in the polls - especially when it comes to his handling of national security.
The hunt for the al-Qaeda leader was launched by George W Bush nearly a decade ago after the attacks of 9/11.
But as Matt Frei reports, it is the current president who could see the death of Bin Laden become a defining moment of his leadership.