Peter King, U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Chairman told reporters on Tuesday (May 03) in Washington, D.C. that waterboarding played a major role in bin Laden's capture and killing. "I have spoken to people who are very close to the situation who said initial information came from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed after he was waterboarded directly relating to the courier and that extensive interrogating also of Al Libi more information came but initially information about the courier came from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed after waterboarding," King said. Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed when U.S. special forces stormed his compound in Pakistan. In 2009 the Obama Administration banned the very controversial form of torture waterboarding where water was poured over the face of an immobilized captive, causing the individual to feel like he's drowning. Even as Americans cheer the death of Osama bin Laden, U.S. policymakers may struggle to map out a new U.S. security policy that can redirect resources from a decade of laser-like focus on counterterrorism while still guarding against fresh attacks. The death of the al Qaeda leader, who embodied the post-Sept. 11 decade and the 'War on Terror' it inspired, could allow Washington to rebalance its foreign policy away from the expensive, bloody wars of Iraq and Afghanistan and shadowy counterterror operations elsewhere.