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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement on the death of Osama bin Laden: 

“I want to commend our military and intelligence professionals for the coordinated and painstaking work that was responsible for tracking down Osama bin Laden.

“Bin Laden was behind the tragedies in New York, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon in Northern Virginia on September 11th, 2001, the bombing of the Norfolk-based USS Cole in 2000, and countless other acts of terror that have killed thousands of innocent people.

“His death does not mean that the threat posed by terrorism to our nation has passed.  We must remain vigilant.

“But bin Laden’s death  does provide a sense of justice, and hopefully a measure of comfort, for those who have given so much in America’s  fight against international terrorism.”