The Washington Post is reporting that Pakistan will allow a CIA team access to Osama bin Laden’s former compound in Abbottabad for a thorough search. The team of commandos that raided the bin Laden’s home was in and out in about 40 minutes, snatching computer parts, thumb drives, and paper records. This longer search would allow the agency to look for perhaps more sensitive material bin Laden or his associates might have hidden in the building or on the compound grounds somewhere.
A U.S. forensic team is expected there within days and plans to use infrared cameras and other equipment to search for material that could be hidden in walls or buried underground. The article also ends speculation that bin Laden might have had an escape tunnel under the compound. The high water table under Abbottabad makes tunneling difficult.