Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden,… - Study Guide Chapters 27-28 Summary & Analysis

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In early 2000, bin Laden goes to his Derunta Camp near Jalalabad. Only Arabs are allowed in the elite camp. The Americans feel they were experimenting with chemicals. Massoud sends a commando team to the area but the CIA can find no evidence of an attack on the camp. The CIA have increased recruitment but cannot penetrate the al-Qaeda.

Bin Laden is very security conscious as he moves around and it is difficult for the CIA to obtain information. Since bin Laden and al-Zawahiri travel in luxury SUVs, satellites are used to locate the vehicles in a place where most people do not have cars. However, they cannot track them on a day to day basis. The Pentagon also do not want to try a commando raid due to the logistics and lack of reliable intelligence. Failed attacks with civilian causalities will raise bin...

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