US did not inform Pakistan on Osama bin Laden raid because of ISI: Hillary Clinton

Jun 10 2014, 14:08 IST
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SummaryThe US decided not to inform Pakistan about its top-secret mission to kill Osama bin Laden...

miss our best chance at bin Laden since we lost him at Tora Bora, Afghanistan, in 2001.

"'What about our national honor?' I said in exasperation. What about our losses? What about going after a man who killed three thousand innocent people?" Clinton recalls.

"The road to Abbottabad ran from the mountain passes of Afghanistan through the smoking ruins of our embassies in East Africa and the shattered hull of the USS Cole, through the devastation of 9/11 and the dogged determination of a handful of US intelligence officers who never gave up the hunt," she says.

"The bin Laden operation did not end the threat of terrorism or defeat the hateful ideology that fuels it. That struggle goes on. But it was a signal moment in America's long battle against al-Qaeda," Clinton says.

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