CIA chief Leon Panetta is interviewed by Jim Lehrer tonight on PBS NewsHour. Watch a one-minute excerpt above.
"Once those teams went into the compound, I can tell you that there was a time period of almost 20 or 25 minutes that we really didn't know just exactly what was going on. There were some very tense moments as we were waiting for information. But finally Adm. [William] McRaven came back and said he had picked up the word 'Geronimo,' which was the code word that represented they got bin Laden," he said.
When Lehrer asked if bin Laden said anything to the commandos, Panetta said: "To be frank, I don't think he had a lot of time to say anything."
Add Panetta: Channel 4 reporter Conan Nolan remembers when Panetta was a lawyer in Monterey County in 1975, and later when he could have run for governor.