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Defense report: Post-bin Laden raid security lapse

June 5, 2013 • Entertainment


FILE – This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. Several weeks after overseeing the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, then-CIA Director Leon Panetta violated security rules by revealed the name of the raid commander in a speech attended by the writer of the film “Zero Dark Thirty,” according to a draft report by Pentagon investigators. The unpublished report was first disclosed by the Project on Government Oversight and confirmed Wednesday by Rep. Peter King, who requested the probe nearly two years ago. (AP Photo, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several weeks after overseeing the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, then-CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed the name of the raid commander in a speech attended by the writer of the film “Zero Dark Thirty,” according to a draft report by Pentagon investigators.

Under security rules, the commander’s name was not to be made public, but the draft report did not say whether Panetta knew a member of the public was in his audience at CIA headquarters. A Login to read more

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