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Panetta: Enhanced Interrogation Helped Get Bin Laden

In an oblique admission that enhanced interrogation worked in at least one important instance, Outgoing Secretary of Defense and former CIA director Leon Panetta said on CNN’s State of the Union that part of the “puzzle of intelligence . . . that led us to bin Laden. . . came from some of the tactics that were used at that time, interrogation tactics.” Panetta then added, “But the fact is we put together most of that intelligence without having to resort to that.”

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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