Bin Laden Compound Yields ‘Mother Lode of Intelligence’
Posted on May 3, 2011
The U.S. special ops team that took out Osama bin Laden at his compound in Pakistan scooped up an assortment of computer equipment, which the intelligence community is now analyzing. Bin Laden had lived at the compound in Abbottabad for five years, staying in contact with other al-Qaida leaders throughout, said White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan. —KDG
“They cleaned it out,” one official said. “Can you imagine what’s on Osama bin Laden’s hard drive?”
U.S. officials are about to find out. The material is being examined at a secret location in Afghanistan.
“Hundreds of people are going through it now,” an official said, adding that intelligence operatives back in Washington are very excited to find out what they have.
“It’s going to be great even if only 10 percent of it is actionable,” the official said.
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