1,598. 12/15/1999

“Counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke strongly championed a plan to raise the reward for information leading to the arrest of bin Laden from $2.5 million to $5 million. At the time, it was the highest monetary amount allowed by federal law for a wanted man. President [Bill] Clinton agreed to Clarke’s plan. By December 1999, bin Laden was officially public enemy number one.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Richard Miniter, Losing Bin Laden, Page 192

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