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Osama bin Laden’s ‘Bookshelf’ Reveals al Qaeda’s Long Game – The Daily Beast
FILE - This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. A new book due out Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 says President Barack Obama hoped to put Bin Laden on trial if he had surrendered during a U.S. raid. Author Mark Bowden quotes the president as saying he thought he could make a strong political argument for giving bin Laden the full rights of a criminal defendant, to show U.S. justice applies even to him. In "The Finish," Bowden writes, however, that Obama said he expected the terror leader to go down fighting. (AP Photo)

Osama bin Laden’s ‘Bookshelf’ Reveals al Qaeda’s Long Game – The Daily Beast

When 113 new documents recovered in 2011 during the fatal raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, became publicly available earlier this month, perhaps the most noteworthy insight they offered was the extent of the strategic patience, to borrow a phrase from the Obama administration, possessed by al Qaeda.Along with other captured documents, what the U.S. Director of National Intelligence calls …

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