U.S. intelligence officers are digging through a cache of computer equipment and data taken in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in hopes it will yield leads on other al Qaeda leaders and plots, according to American officials.
White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said the U.S. commandos who stormed the northern Pakistan compound where bin Laden had been holed up took “whatever material we thought was appropriate and what was needed.”
“We are trying to determine exactly the worth of whatever information we might have been able to pick up,” Brennan said Monday. He would disclose no details, but added, “This is a very important time to continue to prosecute this effort against al Qaeda.”
U.S. intelligence officers are digging through a cache of computer equipment and data taken…
by Reuben Bolieu / May 2, 2011