“In January 1996, a decision was taken by senior staff of the CIA’s 200-strong Counterterrorist Center…to form a special bin Laden taskforce. Ever since, the Osama bin Laden desk, manned by elite staff of more than eleven federal agencies, has mounted the largest, most expensive and most extensive investigation ever into a single individual charged with international terrorism.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Simon Reeve, The New Jackals, Pages 184-185