CIA releases tens of thousands of docs captured in bin Laden raid

Tens of thousands of documents seized during the raid on Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad, Pakistan hideout in 2011, which resulted in the terrorist mastermind's death, were released by the CIA yesterday.  The documents are a treasure trove of information about al-Qaeda and bin Laden's role in the terrorist group. The agency made the documents available earlier to the Long War Journal's Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn, who summarized the contents: Al Qaeda has survived more than sixteen years of war. The group has failed to execute another 9/11-style attack inside the US, despite bin Laden's continued desire to bring mass terror to America's shores. Numerous plots have been thwarted by counterterrorism and intelligence professionals. And bin Laden's organization has suffered setbacks, including the loss of key leaders. But al Qaeda has adapted and in some ways grown, spreading its insurgency footprint in countries where it had...(Read Full Post)