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Elite Officer Recalls Bin Laden Hunt, Delta Force Commander Says The Best Plan To Kill The Al Qaeda Leader In 2001 Was NixedThe original plan that we sent up through our higher headquarters, Delta Force wants to come in over the mountain with oxygen, coming from the Pakistan side, over the mountains and come in and get a drop on bin Laden from behind […] The next option that Delta wanted to employ was to drop hundreds of landmines in the mountain passes that led to Pakistan, which was bin Ladenís escape route […] But they didn’t do that either, because Fury says that plan was also disapproved […] “How often does Delta come up with a tactical plan that’s disapproved by higher headquarters?” Pelley asks. “In my experience, in my five years at Delta, never before,” Fury says […] And then something extraordinary happened: Fury’s Afghan allies announced they had negotiated a cease fire with al Qaeda, something the Americans had no interest in. When Fury’s team advanced anyway, his Afghan partners drew their weapons on Delta.


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