By Tim Craig, Washington Post, July 8, 2013
Pakistan says its senior political and military leaders are to blame for not detecting Osama bin Laden’s presence in the country and then failing to respond when U.S. forces moved into Pakistani airspace to kill him in 2011, according to a government report that became public Monday.
The report, issued by a high-level commission that spent nearly two years studying the al-
Qaeda leader’s capture, offers an unusually candid assessment of the failings of Pakistan’s intelligence services and military. It provides new insight into how bin Laden, the world’s most hunted man at the time, was able to move around and live in Pakistan [....]
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Abbottabad Commission’s report on Osama’s stay in Pakistan, US raid
By Baqir Sajjad Syed, Dawn, July 9, 2013
'Culpable negligence incompetence at all levels of govt'
ISLAMABAD: The Abbottabad (Osama bin Laden) Commission has concluded that the global terror kingpin’s nine-year-long stay in Pakistan and the May 2011 secret US raid, in which he was killed, were because of “gross incompetence” of the state institutions, but was particularly critical of ISI for being too casual in first tracking him and then investigating the May 2 denouement.
The 336-page classified report, which was revealed by Al Jazeera on its website on Monday, a day after Dawn carried the initial story, was a scathing criticism of the performance of the intelligence agencies, with the commission members specifically observing that the most well-resourced ISI acted unprofessionally, lacked commitment to fight extremism and terror and obstructed the performance of other spy outfits.
Accessing the report on Al Jazeera’s website became difficult soon after it was released due to unexplained reasons [....]
Findings of Abbottabad Commission: How US reached Osama
By Malik Asad, Dawn, July 9, 2013