Delta Force was sent to Afghanistan to kill Bin Laden after 9/11. It is now known that US officials turned down plans to scale the mountains of Tora Bora and prevent Bin Laden’s escape and also turned down plans to drop land mines on escape routes.
CBS's Scott Pelley asked, "How often does Delta come up with a tactical plan that's disapproved by higher headquarters?" Delta Force commander Dalton Fury replied, "In my experience, in my five years at Delta, never before."
Delta Force was only authorized to make a frontal assault onto the area Bin Laden was thought to be hiding. It is believed that Bin Laden was wounded but escaped and was able to seek refuge in a nearby village before fleeing into Pakistan.