“On July 18, 1996, the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence Research, which has a well-deserved reputation for the consistently excellent quality of its analysis, prepared a top-secret document titled ‘Terrorism/Usama bin Ladin: Who’s Chasing Whom?‘ The document summarized the bureau’s understanding of al Qaeda’s leader after his departure from Sudan and its analysis of the implications of his likely relocation to Afghanistan.”

 – Peter Bergen, The Osama bin Laden I Know, Page 162