US Official: Bin Laden Haul Is Biggest Ever

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The national security adviser for the White House says the material seized from Osma bin Laden's compound in Pakistan amounts to the largest cache of intelligence ever gathered from any single terrorist.

During an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," national security adviser Tom Donilon (DAHN'-uh-lihn) said the CIA estimated the intelligence haul to be the size of a small college library.

Donilon says that the United States cannot consider al-Qaida to be strategically defeated. However, he says that the nation has reached an important milestone in the struggle to take down the terrorist organization.

The national security adviser says that al-Qaida deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri is not anywhere near the leader that bin Laden was, but that the threat will continue.

The interview aired Sunday.

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