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  • Navy Adm. William H. McRaven, the incoming SOCOM commander, told Mr. Vickers "that he did not want to be involved in the [bin Laden] project," but might be able to identify a planner to provide background to the filmmakers — if the Pentagon made a formal decision to support the movie.

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  • "I certainly think we understand the complexity of the al Qaeda network," he said in Senate testimony. "And if you look in Africa as an example, you have al Qaeda in the Islamic Lands of the Maghreb, and we know that they are partnered or linked with Boko Haram out of Nigeria. So you certainly cannot isolate a single organization, whether it's al Qaeda in the Islamic Lands of the Maghreb or Boko Haram, and expect to be able to solve the problem either locally by going after that problem in a particular country or by individual entity. If you deal with AQIM, you probably have to deal with Boko Haram."

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