The Man the CIA Won't Question

Has the CIA ignored a potentially useful Taliban informant? Mullah Haji Abdul Samat Khaksar, the second highest-ranking Taliban official in U.S. custody, has been waiting months for the CIA to talk to him. The former deputy interior minister of the Taliban says he has valuable information to share with U.S. intelligence--and claims he may be able to help locate former Taliban leader Mullah Omar. (Khaksar's brother-in-law is a top aide to Omar and may be on the run with the fleeing leader.) But until TIME alerted the U.S. military in Kabul in late January of Khaksar's desire to talk, no American...

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