Bin Laden’s last words to be posted online

Joel Roberts

The public will soon have the chance to read some of Osama bin Laden's last written or typed words.

The Army's Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., is releasing a selection of documents seized in last year's raid on the al-Qaida leader's Pakistan compound.

The documents will be available online on the center's Web site on Thursday at 9 am ET.

The Associated Press reports that the papers include correspondence between bin Laden and his far-flung associates, as well as bin Laden's hand-written diary.

Some details from the trove have already been revealed.

White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan said in a speech this week that the documents show how bin Laden felt depressed as al-Qaida suffered "disaster after disaster," and even thought about changing the name of the terrorist network.