Last week, a medical doctor named Shakil Afridi, who worked with the CIA in Pakistan, was arrested by the Inter-Services Intelligence agency. According to reports in The Guardian, Afridi cooperated with the CIA in creating a fake vaccination program in Abbottabad, the city in which Osama bin Laden took refuge, in order to gather DNA evidence from members of bin Laden’s family.
The CIA’s role in bringing down bin Laden has been universally hailed as a major victory for the agency. Although the CIA has not publicly commented on its alleged role in the vaccine plot, the effort would be in keeping with other controversial — and often bizarre — tactics used by the agency over its 64-year history. What are others?
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