Bin Laden Raid Had Help From Space, Secret Budget Documents Show

World

A fleet of satellites played a vital role in the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, according to intelligence documents obtained by the Washington Post from whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The so-called “black budget” documents, which detail spending on spying, revealed the role of satellites in collecting masses of electronic and communications intelligence from Pakistan during the daring raid. Satellites were also used to collect hundreds of images of bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound beforehand.

The same budget documents show that after bin Laden had been killed, U.S. intelligence agencies spent $2.5 million analyzing computer files and other evidence seized at bin Laden’s compound.

[Washington Post]

View original post

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s