Satellites Used to Catch Bin Laden

    This Monday, May 2, 2011 satellite image provided by GeoEye shows the compound, center, in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden lived. Bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was tracked down and shot to death at the compound by an elite team of U.S. forces, ending an unrelenting manhunt that spanned a frustrating decade. (AP Photo/GeoEye)


    Satellites aimed at Pakistan played a vital role in the hunt and capture of Osama bin Laden, according to a “black budget” revealed in Edward Snowden’s latest classified document dump, this time to The Washington Post. The NSA was also able to track the calls and movements of al Qaeda operatives and linked one of the phones to the Abbottabad compound where bin Laden was shot and killed.

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