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Navy SEAL admiral reveals his biggest fear during planning of the bin Laden raid

Admiral William McRavenCharles Dharapak/AP Images

  • Adm. Bill McRaven was the head of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) during the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound.
  • US intelligence identified the compound in Abbottabad in 2010 where Osama bin Laden was thought to be hiding; the SEAL Team 6 carried out the mission on May 2, 2011.
  • McRaven spoke of his concern that the compound, or bin Laden himself, might have been rigged with explosives.
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Just over eight years ago, SEAL Team 6 raided al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, killing bin Laden and propelling the elite squad to global attention.

Bin Laden had been in hiding for nearly 10 years, since the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. US intelligence had been on the hunt for the Al Qaeda leader, finally identifying the compound where he and his family were living in August 2010.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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