The Navy SEAL raid that killed
The satellite fleet aimed dozens of receivers over
The document is part of classified new disclosures published by the newspaper that detail this year's budget for the 16 U.S. intelligence agencies, including the NSA and
The budget document also indicates satellites operated by the U.S.
This advance intelligence was "critical to prepare for the mission and contributed to the decision to approve execution," the budget-request document says.
Also playing a role was the NSA's Tailored Access Operations cyberwarfare intelligence-gathering unit, the document indicates.
The unit infiltrates computer systems operated by individuals or groups viewed by the NSA as hostile to
In the bin Laden hunt, Tailored Access Operations secretly installed spyware and tracking devices on cellphones used by
That uncertainty, even with all the exceptional technology, led to debate within the Obama administration about whether to order the SEAL raid.
Eight hours after the raid, a DIA forensic intelligence laboratory in
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