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03 May 2011

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The Foundation For All Other Intelligence Disciplines: GEOINT’s Role in Bringing Down Bin Laden

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As the as James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, highlighted in our exclusive interview with him in 2008 — when he was Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I) — geospatial intelligence is simply the foundation for other intelligence disciplines. This concept was further reinforced by the recent take down of Osama Bin Laden. Thanks to GEOINT, the Intelligence Community was able to succeed in a historic mission that will bring closure to those impacted by the devastating 9/11 attacks, as well as the entire nation. As Alan Bolye highlighted on his MSNBC blog, “the gutsy military operation would have been impossible to pull off without a web of orbiting satellites.”

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