What to Expect From Bin Laden's Hard Drives

The Navy SEALs who raided Osama bin Laden's hideout Sunday tapped into the "mother lode of intelligence," according to a U.S. official speaking to Politico. It took only seconds to kill bin Laden. Afterwards, the spec-ops forces gathered memory sticks, personal computers, CDs, DVDs and hard drives from his compound before lifting off.

What can we expect to gain from this information and how is it being processed? Here's what intelligence officials have leaked to the press so far.

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