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Classic spy work leads to al-Qaida arrest

The capture of a senior al-Qaida leader in Pakistan this week is a rare coup for “human intelligence,” or old-fashioned spycraft, and may yield details of how the terror network hoped to disrupt last year’s U.S. presidential elections. Offering a peek into how the arrest of Abu Farraj al-Libbi came together, U.S. officials largely attributed the capture to successful human intelligence – “humint,” in intel-speak – or the classic pursuit of human sources who slip crucial information to U.S. operatives. Sometimes they get paid for it. Full Story

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