7,682. 2/15/2011

“By mid-February [2011], the officials were convinced a ‘high-value target’ was hiding in the compound [in Abbottabad, Pakistan]. President Barack Obama wanted to take action. ‘They were confident and their confidence was growing: *This is different. This intelligence case is different. What we see in this compound is different than anything we’ve ever seen before,* ‘ John Brennan, the president’s top counterterrorism adviser, said Monday [May 2, 2011]. ‘I was confident that we had the basis to take action.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo, “Phone Call by Kuwaiti Courier Led to Bin Laden,” Associated Press, May 2, 2011

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