USA – Secret budget document sheds new light on raid that killed bin Laden

USA – Secret budget document sheds new...
Secret budget document sheds new light on raid that killed bin Laden

The U.S. commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden was guided from space by a fleet of satellites, which aimed dozens of separate receivers over Pakistan to collect a torrent of electronic and signals intelligence as the mission unfolded, according to a top-secret U.S. intelligence document. The National Security Agency was also able to penetrate guarded communications among al-Qaeda operatives by tracking calls from mobile phones identified by specific calling patterns, the document shows.

 

The so-called “black budget,” obtained by The Post, maps a bureaucratic and operational landscape never before subject to public scrutiny. Read the full story here: http://wapo.st/17p5K8B

 

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/to-hunt-osama-bin-laden-satellites-watched-over-abbottabad-pakistan-and-navy-seals/2013/08/29/8d32c1d6-10d5-11e3-b4cb-fd7ce041d814_story.html

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