Obama To Meet Team That Raided Bin Laden's Compound

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President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet Friday afternoon with members of the military team responsible for conducting the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, a senior administration official said.

US President Barack Obama (C) is saluted as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, on May 6, 2011. Obama travels to Indiana and Kentucky.

President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet Friday afternoon with members of the military team responsible for conducting the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, a senior administration official said.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed Friday morning that the president will meet with "special operators" involved in the mission.

The president will meet with members of Navy SEAL Team 6 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Fort Campbell is home to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, the group that operated the helicopters used in the raid.

The meeting will be held in private, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

In addition to meeting with SEAL team members, Obama will address troops who have recently returned from combat in Afghanistan.

Obama made his first presidential visit Thursday to New York's ground zero, the focal point of bin Laden's September 11 terror attacks.

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Friday's meeting at Fort Campbell comes a day after a nationwide alert was issued regarding rail security, the first terror threat notification linked to materials found during the raid on the Abbottabad compound in Pakistan. The terror plot was planned for the anniversary of the attacks.

As early as February 2010, al Qaeda members discussed a plan to derail trains in the United States by placing obstructions on tracks over bridges and valleys, the alert said, according to one law enforcement official.

No specific rail system was identified in the plans for the attacks, the official said.

With bin Laden's death, there has been a growing call among some lawmakers to immediately withdraw the 130,000 U.S. and allied troops still battling the late al Qaeda leader's followers and his Taliban allies.

Obama has repeatedly said he is confident the United States can meet a self-imposed deadline to begin bringing troops back home in July without compromising Afghan security, though military commanders and government officials have raised concern about the readiness of Afghan security forces.

Lawmakers also have started questioning the U.S. relationship with Pakistan.

During a Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing Thursday, legislators on both sides of the aisle said a new approach to Pakistan was now needed.

Pakistan's government is "very irrational," said Sen. Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican.

But Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir said it is a "false charge" to assert that Pakistani authorities did not go after bin Laden.

He said his country's intelligence agency alerted the United States about the presence of al Qaeda operatives in Abbottabad as early as 2004.

Pakistani armed forces chiefs issued a statement Thursday admitting that there had been "shortcomings in developing intelligence" on the terror leader's presence in the country.

The army chief of staff, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, also "made it very clear that any similar action, violating the sovereignty of Pakistan, will warrant a review on the level of military/intelligence cooperation with the United States," the statement said.

Pakistan has ordered U.S. military personnel on its territory drawn down to the "minimum essential" level in the wake of the raid, the statement said.

Anti-U.S. sentiment was growing in Abbottabad, where about 600 demonstrators gathered Friday at a rally, chanting "Go America, go America, your show is over."

CNN