“Documents seized in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound [in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011] have yielded a bonanza of new intelligence, from names and locations of terrorist suspects to chilling details of al-Qaeda plots to attack targets in the United States and beyond, U.S. officials said Thursday [May 5, 2011]. Among the files recovered from captured computers and flash drives were documents detailing a previously unknown plan to attack the U.S. commuter rail network, intelligence officials confirmed. The plan, which described a sabotage attack to occur on this year’s 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was being actively considered as recently as February 2010, Obama administration officials said.”

 – Joby Warrick, “Al-Qaeda Data Yield Details of Planned Plots,” The Washington Post, May 5, 2011