The capture of a top Taliban commander may mark a crucial turning point in the Afghan war.
I just can not stay away from the story of the December 30 suicide bombing at a C.I.A. base in Khost, Afghanistan, which killed seven American C.I.A. agents, injured six others, and killed al-Balawi’s “handler” Sharif Ali bin-Zeid, a Captain in the Jordanian intelligence service. Maybe there’s still some police detective left in me, even [...]
During my twenty year law enforcement career, which I assure you was not anything like James Bond’s movies, I learned that in gathering either intelligence or evidentiary information from a snitch, a mole, a rat, or whatever term you prefer, there sometimes comes a point in the work where the snitch is no longer reliable [...]