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Pakistan / Bin Laden Killing / Grenier Interview #993389

CNN Evening News for Friday, May 06, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A new report from the "Washington Post" on a phone call between Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden††'s courier and a friend that enabled US intelligence able to track the courier's cell phone and new details about the CIA house from which the compound was studied introduced.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Abbottabad: Nic Robertson) The CIA operation in Pakistan to watch the bin Laden house and the series of arrests by Pakistanis of people linked to the compound discussed; inset video of the Abbottabad neighborhood.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former CIA counterterrorism director Robert Grenier about the CIA surveillance of the compound. [GRENIER - comments on the CIA operation, the use of drones against targets like Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, the months of work behind any activity; outlines how some initial reports were dubious: how the compound was not so unusual and how aspects of the story were exaggerated.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Robertson, Nic

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