1,289. 8/20/1998

“The Clinton administration has been criticized for not following up on its first missile attack [on August 20, 1998] with an all-out effort to get bin Laden. But former officials said that they lacked the ‘actionable intelligence,’ or precise information about bin Laden’s whereabouts, to launch another attack. ‘The main focus was location, location, location,’ said one former administration official. ‘We had intensive intelligence gathering efforts to track him.’ ”

 – James Risen, “U.S. Pursued Secret Efforts to Catch or Kill bin Laden,” The New York Times, Sep. 30, 2001

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