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Fwd: Surveillance of bin Laden's Courier

Released on 2012-08-09 18:00 GMT

Email-ID 495983
Date 2011-06-16 20:08:33
Ryan Sims
Global Intelligence
T: 512-744-4087
F: 512-744-0570
Begin forwarded message:

From: Michael Maness
Date: June 16, 2011 1:04:08 PM CDT
Subject: RE: Surveillance of bin Laden's Courier
Kudos*a great explanation for those who don't understand or appreciate
the efforts that go into a real intel op*as opposed to the Hollywood BS
everyone seems to expect.

I remind people all the time that we got the courier's name back in '03
-- and thank goodness didn't take the typical "cuff 'em and drag him in"
approach many had advocated. We stayed patient and threw real analytical
support into this one. Took some time -- but the patient oriental
approach usually pays bigger dividends. M

Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 11:45 AM
To: Michael Maness
Subject: Surveillance of bin Laden's Courier

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