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Abstract

I can only speak with authority through Feb. 15, 2009," said Michael Hayden, who was George W. Bush's last CIA director. "But at that point, when people would ask 'When's the last time you really knew where he was?' My answer was Tora Bora in 2001." Obama's first order to his new CIA Director Leon Panetta in 2009 was to "make the killing or capture of OBL the top priority of the war against al-Qaeda."

Citation

Allison, Graham. "How It Went Down." Time Magazine. May 7, 2012.