7,078. 7/15/2007

“In mid-July [2007] a National Intelligence Estimate issued by the entire U.S. intelligence community stated that al Qaeda was based in FATA [Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas] and that the United States would not hesitate to bomb or even invade any part of FATA if bin Laden was found to be hiding there.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Ahmed Rashid, Descent Into Chaos, Page 282

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