Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Congressman Young received briefings on bin Laden plan

ST. PETERSBURG — U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young said he received intelligence briefings weeks ago indicating the United States knew where Osama bin Laden was and planned to attack him.

Young, the Indian Shores Republican who is chairman of the House defense appropriations panel, described the facility bin Laden was found in as a "fortress."

"I have been in close contact with the director of the Central Intelligence Agency over several weeks," the congressman said.

"He had kept me briefed on the fact Osama's location was identified … and that location would be attacked as soon as it was possible," Young said late Sunday.

Reports that bin Laden was in a palace or mansion might misstate the actual size of the vast compound, Young said.

"I can tell you that's probably an understatement. I have seen the intelligence and the photographs of the facility. It is like a fortress."

Congressman Young received briefings on bin Laden plan 05/02/11 [Last modified: Monday, May 2, 2011 1:02am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Senate to take up AUMF debate as Trump defends reaction to Niger attack

    World

    WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is taking up a long-awaited debate about authorizing military force against the Islamic State as President Trump comes under unprecedented public scrutiny for his treatment of dead soldiers' families, following an ambush on troops helping to fight Islamic …

  2. In fear and vigilance, a Tampa neighborhood holds its breath

    K12

    TAMPA — There was a time, not long ago, when Wayne Capaz would go for a stroll at night and Christina Rodriguez would shop whenever she wanted. Michael Fuller would go to his night job as a line cook, not too worried about his wife at home.

    More than 50 people gathered and walked in the Southeast Seminole Heights community Friday to pay respects to the victims of three shootings. The crowd took a moment of silence at the corner of 11th Street and East New Orleans where Monica Hoffa was found dead. [JONATHAN CAPRIEL  |  Times]
  3. Fennelly: What's not to like about Lightning's start?

    Lightning Strikes

    BRANDON — No one is engraving the Stanley Cup. No one has begun stuffing the league MVP ballot box for Nikita Kucherov.

    The Lightning, with a win tonight, would match the best start in franchise history, 7-1-1 in the 2003-04 Cup season.
  4. Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

    World

    NEW DELHI — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

    New Delhi’s landmark India Gate, a war memorial, is engulfed in morning smog on Friday.
  5. Quarterback Jameis Winston will start Sunday for the Bucs

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Jameis Winston hadn't thrown in practice since he injured his right shoulder in Sunday's loss at Arizona, and with that uncertainty, a wide line of TV cameras and reporters' cellphones were all out Friday morning, recording the moment as Winston tested his shoulder with his first throws early in …

    Despite a sore shoulder, Jameis Winston will be making his 38th consecutive start since being drafted first overall in 2015.