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Tora Bora 2001

The battle of Tora Bora was the last opportunity to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden before he made his escape into Pakistan. The CIA along with some Special Forces operatives attempted to get to bin Laden - but were unsuccessful. The reliance of Afghan militia groups was partially successful and the reluctance of the Defense Department to fully engage with ground troops proved to be significant.


News Reports on Tora Bora

December 22, 2015. "Remembering the battle of Tora Bora in 2001", Public Radio International. Gary Berntsen of the CIA was on the ground during the battle of Tora Bora. He recounts the role of the CIA, DoD, Special Forces, and the Afghan militia groups in that pivotal battle.

 

 


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