Friday, January 08, 2010

The Meaning of Al Qaida's Double Agent

In today's reading assignment, former CIA operative Reuel Marc Gerecht offers thoughts similar to our recent post on Al Qaida's recent double-agent operation. As he notes in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, the terrorist group demonstrated an impressive counter-intelligence capability with a suicide attack on a CIA compound in Afghanistan. It is a capability we failed to consider--with deadly consequences.

1 comment:

Aerospook said...

As the WSJ editorial so correctly points out, operational compartmentalization truly broke down. No matter how much he was "trusted", allowing seven officers to be within killing distance was insanity.