What is worse than finding yourself in the middle of war than being hunted down by an entire army who would likely do anything to get you— dead or alive? A manhunt is a thorough search for a wanted fugitive who committed a serious crime (or crimes).

In an article written by NBC News, Joe Lewis, a supervisory special agent in FBI Washington, explained, “The difference between a manhunt and a search is that a manhunt is a targeted effort with bigger resources” and that “the FBI has the manpower and technological know-how to help local law enforcement catch fugitives like Mayes.”

Here are some of the famous manhunts in military history:

Osama Bin Laden

Osama bin Laden
Osama bin Laden. English: Hamid MirCC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Osama Bin Laden could be the first person to come to your mind once you hear “manhunt.” He was a Saudi Arabian terrorist who founded a militant organization called al-Qaeda. His most infamous attack was the September 11 attacks, where 2,977 people were killed, and 6,000 others were injured. Because of this, he became a major target of the United States from 2001 to 2011, with a bounty of $25 million from the FBI. On May 2, 2011, he was found and killed in Pakistan by SEAL Team Six in an operation called Operation Neptune Spear.