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The Great Spy Debate

With war now including drone strikes on U.S. citizens, several opinions are weighed before trigger is pulled

May 28, 2013
By LARA JAKES, AP National Security Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WASHINGTON - In the months leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden, veteran intelligence analyst Robert Cardillo was given the nickname "Debbie Downer." With each new tidbit of information that tracked bin Laden to a high-walled compound in northern Pakistan - phone records, satellite imaging, clues from other suspects - Cardillo cast doubt that the terror network leader and mastermind was actually there.

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