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Panetta: We 'Were Never Really Certain' Bin Laden Was In The Compound

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Panetta added that there were some "threatening moves" made against the team on the ground, which is why they fired. "The authority here was to kill bin Laden," he said. "Obviously under the rules of engagement, if he in fact had thrown up his hands, surrendered and didn't appear to be representing any kind of threat then they were to capture him. But they had full authority to kill him."

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