President Barack Obama has said publishing photos of the dead Osama Bin Laden threatens US national security.
"I think that, given the graphic nature of these photos, it would create some national security risk," Mr Obama said.
The al-Qaeda leader was killed by US special forces in northern Pakistan on Monday. His body was buried at sea.
Lyse Doucet speaks to Michael Scheuer, a former senior CIA officer about the decision not to publish the pictures.