War on terror: East of Aden
A would-be suicide bomber who delivered the latest in underwear bomb technology to anti-terrorism agencies, including the CIA, turns out to have been an agent of the Saudi Arabian intelligence service who infiltrated the Yemen affiliate of al-Qaeda in order to identify the group's leadership.
The agent's information permitted the CIA to conduct a successful drone strike against the group's external operations director, Fahd Mohammed Ahmed al-Quso, a suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole.
Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).