Saturday, August 28, 2010

CIA secretly pays members of Karzai govt: Washigton Post

The CIA is making secret payments to a significant number of officials in Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s administration, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

World Bulletin, Friday, 27 August 2010

The CIA is making secret payments to a significant number of officials in Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s administration, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

Citing current and former U.S. officials, the paper said the payments were long-standing in many cases and intended to maintain sources of information within the Afghan government.

Some Karzai aides were CIA informants and others received payments to ensure their accessibility, the Post said, citing a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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