ON THE INTERNET:
It bears repeating: Next time there are complaints about the lack of sharing between allied intel services, remember the leak of May ‘12.
1:24 PM - 9 May 12 via web
“U.S. launches airstrike in Yemen as new details surface about bomb plot”
By Greg Miller and Karen DeYoung, Thursday, May 10, 5:06 PM
“British agent in underpants bomb plot had been working undercover ‘for up to a year’
Future operations and Intellience sharing between Britain and the US may have been endangered by the leaking of sensitive details about the agent who infiltrated an al-Qaeda cell plotting an underpants bomb attack.”
By Duncan Gardham, Tom Whitehead
8:30PM BST 11 May 2012
SNIPPET: “Both MI6 and the CIA are thought to be extremely unhappy that details of British undercover agent became public.
President Obamas Administration was criticised yesterday and a top-level investigation opened in Washington after accusations that the information, released initially by unnamed US sources to an American news agency, had been used for political pointscoring.”
SNIPPET: “Downing Street declined to comment on the case.
David Cameron’s official spokesman told reporters at a regular daily briefing: “I understand there is an investigation under way, being led by the Americans. It is clearly a matter for the US authorities. Clearly, we think that sensitive information should be protected.””
SNIPPET: “Nigel Inkster, a former assistant chief of MI6, said in a Twitter message: “The revelations about the British agent in AQ [al Qaeda] remind us that Beltway leaking is a major security threat,” referring to the area of Washington DC.”
“British double agent in underwear plot ‘to get millions of dollars’ reward for daring mission”
SNIPPET: “British intelligence services played a crucial role in recruiting the spy
He is believed to be of Middle Eastern origin
Family will be relocated by American security services because of risk to their safety”
By Stephen Wright and Daniel Bates
PUBLISHED: 14:32 EST, 10 May 2012 | UPDATED: 18:44 EST, 11 May 2012
SNIPPET: “The British double agent who foiled the underwear bomb plot could receive millions of dollars for carrying out his daring mission, a former top CIA official said last night.”
ON THE INTERNET:
How can we convince agents to act as double spies when they end up spread over the front pages of the American press? British official.
9:23 AM - 12 May 12 via web
“Chairman King on CBS “This Morning” Discussing Leaked News of al-Qaeda Bomb Plot”
Published on May 12, 2012 by HouseHomeland
Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, on CBS’s “This Morning” discussing the leaked news of the foiled al-Qaeda bomb plot.
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