Osama bin Laden

Snowden Docs Reveal Use of US Spy Satellites in Bin Laden Raid

Even that's a secret

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A fleet of satellites played a vital role in the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, according to intelligence documents obtained by the Washington Post from whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The so-called "black budget" documents, which detail spending on spying, revealed the role of satellites in collecting masses of electronic and communications intelligence from Pakistan during the daring raid. Satellites were also used to collect hundreds of images of bin Laden's Abbottabad compound beforehand.

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