Vaccination Ruse Used In Pursuit of Bin Laden – NYTimes.com   Leave a comment

Another twist reported in the behind the scenes intelligence gathering re Ossama bin Laden. Quite facinating what glimpses  we get in these reports.

“In the months before Osama bin Laden was killed, the Central Intelligence Agency ran a phony vaccination program in Abbottabad, Pakistan, as a ruse to obtain DNA evidence from members of Bin Laden’s family thought to be holed up in an expansive compound there, according to an American official.

The vaccination program was set up as the C.I.A. was struggling to learn whether Bin Laden was hiding in the compound, and adds a new twist to the months of spy games that preceded the nighttime raid in early May that killed the Qaeda chief.”

via Vaccination Ruse Used In Pursuit of Bin Laden – NYTimes.com.

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Posted July 12, 2011 by arnoneumann in USA

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