Posted by Joshua on Saturday, January 9th, 2010
Deborah Amos has just returned from Turkey and Syria, where she covers the water problems in an excellent series on National Public Radio’s Morning Addition. Listen and read:
A Double Agent, the CIA and al Qaeda, To the Point with Waren Olney, NPR, Thurs, Jan. 7, 2010
When a double agent turned into a suicide bomber, seven US intelligence agents were killed. How much expertise did the CIA lose? What does the incident say about the abilities of al-Qaeda — and the quality of US intelligence? Also, the Obama Administration wants to crack down on smog.
- Greg Miller: National Security Correspondent, Los Angeles Times
- Michael Scheuer: former Chief, CIA’s Bin Laden Unit
- Brian Fishman: former Director of Research, West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center
- Joshua Landis: Professor of History, University of Oklahoma
Also, don’t miss Deborah Amos’ story on Aleppo’s emergence as the food capital of the Middle East. Warning: You will be hungry for hours.
Syria Today has an entire issue devoted to the water crises in Syria and its many aspects.