Bin Laden Planned US Attack on 9/11 Anniversary
But planning was in early stages when he was killed
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2011 3:44 PM CDT
A file photo of Osama bin Laden.   (AP Photo, File)

(Newser) – Osama bin Laden wanted to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks this year in the best way he knew how: with another assault on US soil. Intelligence gathered from the Navy SEALs raid that killed him showed bin Laden was trying to put together a team to carry out an unspecified attack, officials tell the Wall Street Journal. It apparently remained only in the discussion phase, but the CIA is giving the threat high priority.