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U.S. Missed Chances to Get Bin Laden

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U.S. Missed Chances to Get Bin Laden

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U.S. Missed Chances to Get Bin Laden

U.S. Missed Chances to Get Bin Laden

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Over several years in the 1990s, U.S. forces had an idea of Osama bin Laden's whereabouts but did not attack because of doubts about the accuracy of intelligence, according to testimony and documents gathered by the commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks. Officials involved were also reportedly concerned about killing innocent bystanders. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly reports.

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