Ex-CIA director reveals what it was like inside the situation room during the Bin Laden raid

Business Insider’s US Editor-in-Chief Alyson Shontell sat down with Brennan at an Intersport Leadership Summit at The Masters on April 6.

In 2011, John Brennan was one of the few people in the White House situation room who watched the US military’s elite SEAL Team 6 take out Osama Bin Laden at his compound in Abottabad, Pakistan.

“The minutes seemed like hours,” Brennan said. “It went on and on. Even after I knew it seemed like the raid was successful, waiting for our forces that carried out that raid to get out of Pakistani air space safely — because it was a fair distance they had to travel — it was just white knuckles.”


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