OT - details of Bin Laden raid; Nevada connection

Message posted by Chris McDowell on August 01, 2011 at 14:11:44 PST:

There's a great article in the New Yorker which contains very detailed information about the raid in Pakistan which took out Osama Bin Laden. After the SEAL team practiced the raid in North Carolina (presumably the Special Forces training area near Fort Bragg), the article states:

"On April 18th, the DEVGRU squad flew to Nevada for another week of rehearsals. The practice site was a large government-owned stretch of desert with an elevation equivalent to the area surrounding Abbottabad. An extant building served as bin Laden’s house. Aircrews plotted out a path that paralleled the flight from Jalalabad to Abbottabad. Each night after sundown, drills commenced."

I'm curious as to what the DLR community's opinions are about where this training site is likely to be. Thoughts?

- Chris M.

Attached link: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/08/08/110808fa_fact_schmidle?currentPage=all


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