Bin Laden’s Hard Drive
We didn’t just kill Osama bin Laden last weekend — we may have dealt a decisive blow to the Al Qaeda command structure: Osama bin Laden raid yields trove of computer data.
The assault force of Navy SEALs snatched a trove of computer drives and disks during their weekend raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, yielding what a U.S. official called “the mother lode of intelligence.”
The special operations forces grabbed personal computers, thumb drives and electronic equipment during the lightning raid that killed bin Laden, officials told POLITICO.
“They cleaned it out,” one official said. “Can you imagine what’s on Osama bin Laden’s hard drive?”