Ten years ago this month Leon Panetta and Michael Morell, then-director and -deputy director of CIA, briefed President Barack Obama for the first time that US intelligence may have found Osama bin Laden at a hideaway in Abbottabad, Pakistan. This revelation began a 7 1/2-month journey to "Operation Neptune Spear," the US Special Operations Command takedown of the mastermind of the most deadly terrorist attack on US soil.
General Michael V. Hayden invites you to join us for an examination of the intelligence process that ultimately drove the operational planning and execution of that takedown with Michael Morell and Admiral William McRaven, who as SOCOM Commander led the operation. This conversation will be moderated by CBS News' intelligence and national security reporter Olivia Gazis.
This is a presentation of the Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security, and is being recorded for use on the CBS News podcast "Intelligence Matters Declassified" as well as our website and social media.
The Hayden Center is located at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government in Arlington, VA. "Intelligence Matters Declassified" is a podcast featuring interviews with national security leaders hosted by Michael Morell, also a CBS News national security contributor and a distinguished visiting professor at Schar School.