A Double Agent, the CIA and al Qaeda

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A Jordanian doctor with a record as an Islamic extremist promised valuable information on Osama bin Laden’s top aide, Ayman al-Zawahri.  Seven top CIA agents, including experts on al Qaeda, flew to meet with him in Afghanistan, but failed to conduct a rudimentary search, and lost their lives when he detonated explosives he wore on his body.

Credits

Guests:
Greg Miller - Washington Post - @gregpmiller, Michael Scheuer - former Chief, CIA's Bin Laden Unit , Brian Fishman - New America Foundation - @brianfishman, Joshua Landis - University of Oklahoma - @joshua_landis

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal