Ops and Intel update 01.21.10
By Bill Roggio
"We are not going to conduct any major new operations against the militants over the next 12 months" as the military is "overstretched," the top Pakistani military spokesman said. The government has also agreed to a peace deal with the Mehsud tribes in South Waziristan.
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Terror Taxonomy: Re-Emergence of al
By Aaron Mannes
Since 9/11 there have been innumerable articles on the emergence of al-Qaeda 2.0 or 3.0. The attack in Afghanistan that killed several CIA officials along with a Jordanian intelligence officer, harks back to al-Qaeda prime – the disciplined organization that from the late 1990s to 9/11 carried out a series of sophisticated, meticulously planned, multi-pronged strikes against hard targets.
The attack on the CIA base in Afghanistan similarly involved a careful analysis of American systems and vulnerabilities and tremendous patience and tradecraft. And it did devastating damage to a particularly sensitive node – experienced CIA operatives are the products of decades of experience, they are not easy to replace. In addition procedures for vetting information and agents will become more cumbersome, further hampering operations.
( OR IT WAS SOMETHING THAT JUST FELL INTO THEIR LAPS, A FLUKE, DOUBLE AGENT FLIPS AND
TURNS TO TALIBAN FOR SUICIDE VEST, AND THEY SPIN IT LIKE CRAZY, G )
Suicide bombers DISGUST Taliban
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