US spy chief cracks down on leaks to reporters

Michelle Fernandez

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It’s a juicy story about a CIA double agent who infiltrated al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen, AQAP, worked his way to becoming THE suicide bomber at a critical point – when a new, sophisticated, nonmetallic underwear bomb was slated for operations against the US.  Instead of carrying out the attack, he handed over the bomb to the CIA!  Now the top US spy chief wants to plug the leaks to reporters, saying it could endanger operations.  The bomb was believed to have been created by Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, who survived a drone strike last year, is suspected of building bombs for at least 3 other plots against the US, including the 2009 Christmas day takeover of a Detroit airliner.

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