CIA drones and Osama bin Laden

May 18th, 2011

The Washington Post reports that the CIA used stealth drones to monitor the activity of Osama bin Laden at his Pakistan compound prior to May 1 strike that killed him. Boston University international relations professor Arthur Hulnick is a 35-year veteran of the intelligence profession, mostly with the CIA. He is the author of Keeping Us Safe: Secret Intelligence.” He offers the following comment:

“It never ceases to amaze me that details about even the most sensitive intelligence operations leak quickly to the press — fortunately, in the case of Osama bin Laden, after the event. Other key terrorists will now be even more careful about keeping themselves hidden, now that they know how easily they can be observed.”

Contact Arthur Hulnick, 617-353-8980, ahulnick@bu.edu

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