CIA Director “Mr. [Leon] Panetta admitted that despite the C.I.A.’s aggressive campaign against Al Qaeda in Pakistan’s tribal areas–primarily using missiles fired from drone aircraft–the hunt for Osama bin Laden had made little progress. He said the last precise information on the Qaeda leader’s whereabouts came in ‘the early 2000s.’ ”

 – Scott Shane, “Pakistan’s Push on Afghan Peace Leaves U.S. Wary,” The New York Times, June 27, 2010