The SEALs had seized four weapons in the assault, “and now I had to dispose of them,” Panetta writes.
He gave bin Laden’s AK-47 to the CIA Museum, where it is today. A second AK-47 seized in the raid went to the SEAL museum. (The SEALs, for their part, brought Panetta a brick from the compound.)
The last two mementos were pistols. Panetta sent one to the CIA’s counterterrorism center, and one to the Pentagon.