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Covert Ops: The New AIR AMERICA

Today New York Times has an interesting story about Aero Contractors Ltd.

Using interviews and aerospace industry and regulation records they uncover a CIA operated air company. Aero Contractors seems to have taken over from the fabled Air America, that operated in Asia around the time of the Vietnam war.

NYT shows how Aero has had flights every time a known Al Qaeda operative was apprehended, terminating in an airport very close by. Furthermore it underbuild claims that Libyan intelligence officials have been to Guantanamo.

On my note: This is quite a powerful example of OSINT. Of course the well-connected journalists from NYT might very well have gotten a hint about the story, but they have been able to assemble a pattern off databases available on the internet and in hardcopy.


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