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“Though [CIA Director Leon] Panetta believes terrorists continue to plot attacks on the U.S., he also estimates that the number of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan is actually very small–’50 to 100, maybe less.’ ‘We’ve taken down more than half of their Taliban leadership, of their Al Qaeda leadership,’ he said. ‘We just took down number three in their leadership a few weeks ago. We continue to disrupt them. We continue to impact on their command and control. We continue to impact on their ability to plan attacks in this country.’ ”

 – Meena Hartenstein, “CIA Director Leon Panetta: Last ‘precise’ Intel on Osama bin Laden’s Location was in ‘early 2000s,'” Daily News, June 27, 2010

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