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Pentagon unveils scale model of bin Laden compound

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency via AP

A set of images released by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency show a scale model of the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden was killed, The Associated Press reports.

The model was built by the agency and used by military and intelligence leaders to plan the raid. The once-classified model is scaled at 1 inch to 7 feet and each object in the model existed at one time at the original compound.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency via AP

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency via AP

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U.S. forces found and killed the al-Qaida leader in the affluent Pakistani town of Abbottabad, where he had been living in a large compound.

 

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A year after Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces, President Barack Obama and his national security advisors recounted the meticulous planning and intense meetings held before the president made his final decision to go forward with the mission against bin Laden. NBC's Brian Williams reports.