'Deep Throat' Comes Forward



'Deep Throat' Reportedly Comes Forward

A former FBI official claims he was "Deep Throat," the long-anonymous source who leaked secrets about President Nixon's Watergate coverup to The Washington Post, Vanity Fair reported Tuesday. (AP)

Bernstein: We Won't Confirm or Deny Deep Throat ID

Carl Bernstein won't confirm or deny a report that former FBI official W. Mark Felt is the legendary Watergate source "Deep Throat." (News Max)

C.I.A. Expanding Terror Battle Under Guise of Charter Flights

The airplanes of Aero Contractors Ltd. take off from Johnston County Airport here, then disappear over the scrub pines and fields of tobacco and sweet potatoes. Nothing about the sleepy Southern setting hints of foreign intrigue. Nothing gives away the fact that Aero's pilots are the discreet bus drivers of the battle against terrorism, routinely sent on secret missions to Baghdad, Cairo, Tashkent and Kabul. (NY Times)

Terror Suspects Called Bin Laden Followers

Two U.S. citizens facing terrorism charges — one a doctor and the other a self-described martial arts expert — became enthusiastic followers of al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden before their arrest, according to court papers released Monday. (Washington Post)

U.S. General Rejects Amnesty Report

Top US general Richard Myers has described an Amnesty International report on Guantanamo Bay as "absolutely irresponsible". (BBC)


Pakistani Leader Says His Nation Will Deport Senior Al Qaeda Suspect To United States

Senior al-Qaida militant Abu Faraj al-Libbi will be handed over to the United States for prosecution, President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said Tuesday, ending speculation that the military ruler would seek to try the Libyan-born terror suspect here for two attempts on the Pakistani leader's life. (AP)

Bomber's Photo Released

A photograph of the suspected bomber, who killed at least 25 people in an attack at a shrine in the Pakistani capital, was released here yesterday. (Arab News)


AP: Gitmo Prisoners Told Panel About Abuse

One Guantanamo prisoner told a military panel that American troops beat him so badly he wets his pants now. Another detainee claimed U.S. troops stripped prisoners in Afghanistan and intimidated them with dogs so they would admit to militant activity.

(Washington Post)

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Questions Citizens Handed Over by Syria On Suspicion of Trying to Enter Iraq

Authorities are interrogating more than 30 Saudis who may have been trying to enter Iraq from Syria to join the insurgency, but were sent home at a time when Syria is under heavy American pressure to stop foreign fighters from crossing its borders. (AP)


Blasts in Christian Town in Indonesia Kill at Least 21

Two bombs ripped through a busy market in a Christian town in eastern Indonesia on Saturday, killing up to 21 people in an attack likely to raise fears sectarian bloodshed could again break out in the region. (NY Times)



Former Iraqi Officers to Be Tried in Yemen

Yemeni judicial sources said Sunday three Iraqi intelligence officers from the former Saddam Hussein regime are to be tried in a terrorism court. (UPI)

Yemen Preacher Gets Death for Spying, Supporting Rebellion

A Yemeni security court yesterday sentenced a mosque preacher to death and jailed another for eight years for spying and supporting a rebellion last year. (Arab News)

Abu Ghraib

Navy Commando Cleared in Abu Ghraib Case

A US military jury found a Navy commando innocent on Friday of charges stemming from a 2003 incident in which his platoon beat a suspected Iraqi insurgent before handing him over to the CIA where he died in custody. (Reuters)


3 U.S. Senators Seek Inquiry Into Killings in Uzbekistan

In the strongest statement by American officials since Uzbekistan carried out a bloody crackdown this month against a revolt and demonstration in the city of Andijon, three United States senators on Sunday called for an international investigation into the violence. They also issued a stern rebuke to Uzbekistan's authoritarian government. (NY Times)


Al Zarqawi Message Now Says Wounds Minor

Al Zarqawi says his recent wounds are minor, in tape addressed to Bin Laden. (AP)

Saddam Trial 'Within Two Months'

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has said he expects the trial of Saddam Hussein for alleged crimes against humanity to begin within two months. (BBC)

Iraq Attack Kills 27 In Shiite Area

U.S. forces release Sunni political leader detained 'by mistake' (AFP)

6 Die in Triple Iraq Attack; Police Nab 11 Al Qaeda Men

Six Iraqis, including security force members, were killed and 58 wounded when three suicide car bombs exploded in quick succession at an army base yesterday, police said. The attack came as police, struggling to stem a surge in violence, announced they had arrested 11 Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents, including a man who allegedly confessed to a Baghdad bombing that killed 18 people including two U.S. security contractors. (AFP)

Kidnapped Governor of Iraq Province Found Dead

The governor of Iraq's biggest province, who was kidnapped earlier this month, has been found dead along with his militant captors after a clash with U.S. forces, a government spokesman said on Tuesday. (Washington Post)

Four Italians Die In Iraq Crash

An Italian military helicopter has crashed in Iraq, killing all four people on board, the Italian army says. (BBC)

4 U.S. Airmen Are Killed as Iraqi Plane Crashes

Four American airmen were killed in the crash of an Iraqi single-engine plane north of Baghdad, the military announced today. In southern Iraq, four Italians died when their helicopter crashed. (NY Times)

Sunni Leader Held in Error

The prominent Iraqi's home is raided by U.S. forces in a case of mistaken identity. (LA Times)

Al Zarqawi's Group Creates Suicide Bombers 'Brigade'

In an audio tape posted on the Internet Tuesday, a person identifying himself as Abu Dujana al Ansari from al Qaeda organization in Iraq said the group had established a suicide bombers' brigade. Addressing Abu Musaab al Zarqawi and Osama bin Laden, the speaker said the brigade carried out a number of operations last Sunday in Iraq. (ABC News Investigative Unit)

Basra Out of Control, Says Chief of Police

The chief of police in Basra admitted yesterday that he had effectively lost control of three-quarters of his officers and that sectarian militias had infiltrated the force and were using their posts to assassinate opponents. (The Guardian)

Another Anxious Journey for Chalabi: Across the Iraq Insurgency's Heartland

Ahmed Chalabi has had a dizzying succession of roles amid the turmoil of Iraq: initially, as the Pentagon's favorite to succeed Saddam Hussein, and when that relationship soured, as a petitioner for favors among the ruling ayatollahs of Iran. Earlier this year, he surfaced as political partner of Moktada al-Sadr, the Shiite cleric who twice staged uprisings against American troops.

(NY Times)

Allawi Plans for a Secular Iraq

Leading Iraq's first democratic opposition in a half-century, former prime minister Ayad Allawi plans to spend the next seven months building alliances for what he says will be a secular comeback when Iraqis are due to pick their next government. (Washington Post)

Bosnia's Iraq Unit Is Embryo of Future Joint Army

Serbs and Muslims who completed training this month for the first army unit bringing together Bosnia's warring factions of 10 years ago leave for Iraq on Wednesday to join U.S.-led coalition forces. (Washington Post)

Paper Releases Aziz Jail Letters

A British newspaper has published letters which it says were written by former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz in prison. (BBC)


Is al Zarqawi in Tehran?

In its most recent edition, the British daily Sunday Times published a "report", more similar to an April's Fools Day joke, claiming that Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is currently in Tehran receiving medical treatment. (Tehran Times)

Got Toxic Milk?

How terrorists could spread a toxin that causes botulism throughout the nation's milk supply. (NY Times)

Iraqi Operation

In Iraq's struggle against insurgents, bluff and double bluff are inevitable. The statements issued by the government or by the American-led coalition forces must be analyzed as part of a potential campaign of disinformation. (Arab News)

Further Abuse

The latest FBI documents detailing allegations of prisoner abuse at Guantanamo Bay are, like previous FBI documents, highly disturbing. They contain prisoners' descriptions of beatings, strippings and abuse of the Koran. (Washington Post)

America, a Symbol of …

This Memorial Day is not a good one for the country that was once the world's most brilliant beacon of freedom and justice.

(NY Times)

Al Qaeda Terror Threat 'Growing'

France's top anti-terrorism judge, Jean-Louis Bruguiere, has warned that al-Qaeda is now more fragmented and a bigger threat than before. (BBC)

In Uzbekistan, Washington Should Side With No One

Until violence erupted in Uzbekistan in the second week of May, most Americans didn't know much about the country — including where to find it on a map. (The Daily Star)

Some Pakistanis See U.S. As Symbol of Woes

A bomb kills worshippers at a Shiite Muslim shrine, and some mourners shout "Down with America!" Days later, a suicide bomber strikes a Shiite mosque and an angry crowd torches a nearby KFC restaurant. (Washington Post)

The Insider Daily Investigative Report (DIR) is a summary of major news articles and broadcasts relating to investigative news, including international terrorism and developments in Iraq. The DIR is edited daily from foreign and U.S. sources by Chris Isham, Hoda Osman and Brinda Adhikari of the ABC News Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.