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It is home to regiments of the Pakistan Army, as well as the Army’s prestigious Pakistan Military Academy at Kakul. ” Despite the risks and dangers, McRaven, a veteran US Navy SEAL tactical commander, and author of “the book” on special operations raids, could not have advocated anything else but a raid with boots on the ground. However, at that point few agreed. In January 2011 senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett reportedly persuaded President Obama against a commando raid option, and the (JSOC) planning team was informed.
Will asked again, smiling at the girl. “Osama? ” Will insisted. ” Will then came back into the hallway and grabbed one of the other two wives by her arms, giving her a good shake. ” She stated that it was Osama bin Laden. Will reported this to Tom with the words, “Hey, dual confirmation! I confirmed it with the kid. Confirmed it with the old lady. ” The SEALs called for the mission commander officer, who came upstairs. Tom reported to him that the girl and one of the wives had confirmed it was bin Laden.
What follows compiles the declassified, publically released and/or leaked, and the most evident hypotheses for Operation Neptune Spear. It was to be a small raid, in that a mere 24 assaulters would be sent into just one house to get just one man. Yet, in entirety, Operation Neptune Spear would be immense, both in importance and scale. As the high-profile mission of the century, the execution, support and contingency plans for Neptune Spear employed all of the most effective national military and intelligence community resources the United States of America could bring to bear.
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