Counterterrorism Expert & APB Speaker Daniel Benjamin Reviews Recovered Osama bin Laden Letters
16 Jun 2015
June 16, 2015 - Recently, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released more than 400 documents, reports, books and other materials that were seized by U.S. Navy SEALs during the 2011 raid of Osama bin Laden’s compound. Prior to their release, the documents were subjected to an extensive interagency review. After public release, APB speaker and former U.S. State Department Counterterrorism Coordinator Daniel Benjamin spoke with a number of news outlets, expertly examining the released documents further.
Ambassador Benjamin, who spoke with USA Today, says the documents and letters indicated bin Laden was committed to his goal of attacking the United States and maintaining control of his terror organization. “He was still very much focused on the notion of driving the U.S. out of the Middle East and the broader Muslim world through a catastrophic attack,” Benjamin said. “He kept telling people to attack US embassies.”
The longest serving Counterterrorism Coordinator in the U.S., Ambassador Benjamin has become to go-to expert in assessing the complex terrorism trends our world faces today. As the principle advisor to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on counterterrorism, he also led the effort to create the Global Counterterrorism Forum, which now adapts his ideas into the international architecture to deal with 21st century threats. He offers an eye-opening, inside look into the most impactful trends and current risks to best equip us for what the future will bring.