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Statement from Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper on the Death of Osama bin Laden

Monday, May 02, 2011

May 2, 2011

In my nearly 50 years in intelligence, never have I seen a more remarkable example of focused integration, seamless collaboration, and sheer professional magnificence as was demonstrated by the Intelligence Community in the ultimate demise of Osama bin Laden.

The careful, diligent work of CIA, NGA, and NSA was simply incredible.  It is with great pride and admiration that I offer thanks to all of the dedicated men and women of our community who worked so tirelessly in this achievement.

I want to thank the President for his cool, decisive leadership.  The Intelligence Community will never waver in our continued commitment to protect our citizens, our friends, and our allies. 

God bless you all, and God bless the United States of America.

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