2,598. 9/14/2001

On September 14, 2001, the State Department “delivered to the White House a paper titled ‘Game Plan for a Political-Military Strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan.’ The paper took it as a given that Bin Ladin would continue to act against the United States even while under Taliban control. It therefore detailed specific U.S. demands for the Taliban: surrender Bin Ladin and his chief lieutenants, including Ayman al Zawahiri; tell the United States that the Taliban knew about al Qaeda and its operations; close all terrorist camps; free all imprisoned foreigners; and comply with all UN Security Council resolutions.”

 – 9/11 Commission, The 9/11 Commission Report, Page 332

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