1,281. 8/20/1998

“Responding to very time sensitive intelligence information, President Bill Clinton ordered a cruise missile attack [on August 20, 1998] on a training camp in Afghanistan where bin Laden was expected to meet with some of his cadres. The attack failed in its mission when bin Laden did not appear at the scene at the exact moment of the attack.”

 – Bruce Riedel, The Search for Al Qaeda, Page 68

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