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"The SEALs started to cheer." The CIA briefed Vice Admiral William H.
Mc Raven, the commander of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), about the compound in January 2011. Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU) to work with a CIA team at their campus in Langley, Virginia.
In September 2010, the CIA concluded that the compound was custom-built to hide someone of significance, very likely bin Laden.
Abbottabad is about 100 miles (160 km) from the Afghanistan border on the far eastern side of Pakistan (about 20 miles (32 km) from India).
Mc Raven said a commando raid would be fairly straightforward but he was concerned about the Pakistani response. The captain, named "Brian", set up an office in the printing plant in the CIA's Langley compound and, with six other JSOC officers, began to plan the raid.
In addition to a helicopter raid, planners considered attacking the compound with B-2 Spirit stealth bombers.
The compound is 0.8 miles (1.3 km) southwest of the Pakistan Military Academy.
It had two security gates, and the third-floor balcony had a seven-foot-high (2.1 m) privacy wall, tall enough to hide the 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) bin Laden. officials told The Washington Post that the intelligence-gathering effort "was so extensive and costly that the CIA went to Congress in December  to secure authority to reallocate tens of millions of dollars within assorted agency budgets to fund it." The CIA rented a home in Abbottabad from which a team staked out and observed the compound over a number of months.
Obama met with the National Security Council on March 14 to review the options; he was concerned that the mission would be exposed and wanted to proceed quickly.
The design of bin Laden's compound may have ultimately contributed to his discovery.
A former CIA official involved in the manhunt told The Washington Post: "The place was three stories high, and you could watch it from a variety of angles." The CIA used a process called "red teaming" on the collected intelligence to independently review the circumstantial evidence and available facts of their case that bin Laden was living at the Abbottabad compound.
Pakistani officials have found no record of an Arshad Khan in that area and suspect the men were living under false identities.
The CIA used surveillance photos and intelligence reports to determine the identities of the inhabitants of the Abbottabad compound to which the courier was traveling.