The “minutes passed like days” inside the White House situation room Sunday as President Obama and his national security team watched the 40-minute operation unfold that led to the death of Osama bin Laden in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, John Brennan, Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, told reporters Monday. “It was probably one of the most anxiety-filled periods of time,” he said during a White House briefing. Brennan said the President and his team had “real-time” access to the events happening on the ground during the Navy SEAL attack on the compound, located roughly 35 miles north of Pakistan’s capital city Islamabad. Bin Laden, the long-elusive terrorist leader whose al Qaeda group had carried out the 9/11 attacks, was killed during a firefight in the latter part of the operation. For more, continue to Osama bin Laden is Dead