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Intelligence ops in Baghdad show need for physical security back home

The U.S. Central Command today declined to offer details on how U.S. military forces were tipped off to an alleged meeting of Saddam Hussein and his top aides yesterday. But sources indicated today that physical taps on telephone and fiber-optic landlines in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad may have played a role. “We have a number of methods that we use to gain information,” Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks said during today’s Central Command press briefing. “A single source is never adequate, so we have multiple sources.” Bombing missions near civilian targets also require that somebody on the ground “see” the target, he said. Full Story

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