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Fog of War? Conflicting Information Surrounds Osama Bin Laden’s Death

While John Brennan, Assistant to President for Homeland Security said in a press conference Monday following Osama bin Laden’s death, that the operation prepared for all contingencies — acquiring Osama bin Laden dead or alive, and that there was preparation for the surrender option — then CIA Director Leon Panetta stated, “To be frank, I […]

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“Impressive Amount” of Intelligence Material Obtained from Bin Laden Hideout in Abbottabad

According to CIA Chief Leon Panetta, the U.S. collected an “impressive amount” of material from Osama bin Laden’s compound, including computers and other electronics, The CIA has set up a task force to act on the fresh intelligence. On Tuesday, Panetta assembled a group of 15 aides to assess the credibility of the intelligence that […]

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Pentagon Calls for Limited Libya Rebel Aid

The Pentagon’s top officials say nations other than the U.S. need to step up if Libya’s rebels want equipment and training, vowing that U.S. troops won’t get involved on the ground. Secretary of Robert Gates is adamant that troops will not be on the ground in Libya. Sources say the CIA has small teams of […]

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CIA Raymond Davis Freed After Pardon By Families That Received ‘Blood Money’

The American Embassy says the Justice Department has opened an investigation into the killings of two Pakistani men by a CIA contractor in Pakistan. The United States say Davis was released by diplomatic immunity. Pakistan sources say Davis was formally charged with murder Tuesday, but immediately pardoned after a payment to the dead men’s families. […]

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Pakistanis in Lahore Beat, Burn Effigy of CIA Agent

Video shows Pakastanis beating and burning a stuffed dummy — an effigy of an American CIA contractor. Hundreds of people staged an anti-American protest in Lahore, Pakistan on Saturday. They burned a U.S. flag and set fire to an effigy of an American CIA contractor accused of murdering two Pakistanis in Lahore last month. Raymond […]

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Top Spy Removed from Pakistan Station After Identity Revealed, and Death Threats Follow

The CIA has pulled its top spy out of Pakistan after terrorists threatened to kill him, current and former U.S. officials said, an unusual move for the U.S. and a complication on the front lines of the fight against al-Qaida. An official of the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan’s top spy organization, denied on […]

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Forward Operating Base Wright in Asadabad, Afghanistan Attacked by Rocket-Propelled Grenade

An insurgent rocket sparked a huge blaze on Monday inside a US base in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar, NATO and Afghan officials said. The incident occurred at Camp Wright near the provincial capital of Asadabad, destroying nine armoured vehicles, a Howitzer gun, and a water buffalo. Forward Operating Base Wright in Asadabad, which […]

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Forward Operation Base Chapman: CIA Penetration of al Qaeda Backfired

JAN 05 2010 — US intelligence sources named the suicide bomber who killed seven CIA agents and a Jordanian intelligence officer at a secret CIA facility at Forward Operation Base Chapman in Afghanistan on Dec. 30, 2009 as Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, 36, a Jordanian medical doctor.

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CIA, Spy Chiefs: Obama Wrong to Say Intelligence Networks Failed, Fault Lies with Counterterrorism Center

Fueled by death of seven of their own in a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan, some CIA officials are angry over criticism by President Barack Obama after Northwest Airlines Flight 253 Bomber Abdulmutallab, 23, was able to board a US-bound flight in Amsterdam despite evidence he was a terror threat. The eighth person killed was […]

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Eight American Civilians Killed in Khost Province, Afghanistan Military Base Suicide Bombing

WED DEC 30 2009 — Eight American civilians killed in a suicide attack at Forward Operating Base Chapman military base in Afghanistan’s southeastern Khost province. Some or all of the civilians were CIA agents or contractors. Bomber was an informant invited onto base that blew himself up in a gym. UNVERIFIED UPDATE: Taliban claimed responsibility […]

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