How profile of bin Laden courier led CIA to its target.

The courier who led the CIA to Osama bin Laden’s…

The courier who led the CIA to Osama bin Laden’s doorstep was identified through years of painstaking detective work that included developing a composite “profile” of what an ideal courier for the al-Qaida leader would look like.

“It was like doing the profile of a serial killer,” said one U.S. official, who provided new details to NBC News about how the agency was able to track down the courier and, ultimately, bin Laden himself. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, was one of the three U.S. officials to describe the intelligence community’s search for the courier.

Source: Michael Isikoff for MSNBC.

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