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No promotion for CIA agent central to bin Laden raid

An upcoming movie that centers on a CIA operative central to tracking down Osama Bin Laden has raised interest in the character’s real-life counterpart, as well as her fiery reaction to having shared credit for the mission's success.


Brother of Pakistani doctor convicted of treason calls for U.S. help

The brother of Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani doctor sentenced by Pakistan to 33 years in prison for helping the CIA’s search for Osama bin Laden, urged the United States on Monday to assist in Afridi’s legal battle.


CIA thwarts new underwear bomb plot against jet

The CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, U.S. officials said.


CIA defends running vaccine program to find bin Laden

U.S. officials on Wednesday defended a tactic used by the CIA to attempt to verify the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden — the covert creation of a vaccine program in Abbottabad, the town in Pakistan where he was later killed in a U.S. raid.


Pakistan arrests CIA informants in bin Laden raid

Pakistan arrests CIA informants in bin Laden raid

Pakistan's intelligence service arrested the owner of a safe house rented to the CIA to observe bin Laden's compound.


No immediate threat from al-Qaeda to U.S., law enforcement officials are told

Leaders of the nation's largest police organizations, briefed in the aftermath of the raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistani compound, have been told that there are no immediate threats of reprisals or active terrorist plots that have been gleaned from an initial review of intelligence seized from the compound, police officials told USA TODAY.


Cheney Calls CIA Probes an 'Outrage'

Cheney Calls CIA Probes an 'Outrage'

Former Vice President Cheney calls for the White House to stop investigating the CIA over enhanced interrogation techniques, saying agents should be 'decorated' after the killing of Usama bin Laden.


Bin Laden's sea burial fuels conspiracy theories

The U.S. faces a quandary in proving the Al Qaeda's leader death without inflaming his supporters, and may release photos of his body. Skeptics include the mother of a Sept. 11 victim.Within hours of the raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistani compound, the CIA had used 21st century technology to get "a virtually 100% DNA match" on the dead man.


CIA chief says bin Laden in Pakistan

CIA chief says bin Laden in Pakistan

CIA Director Leon Panetta said on Thursday the U.S. intelligence agency believes al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is hiding in Pakistan and hopes joint operations with Pakistani forces will find him.


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