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Lebanon to summon U.S. envoy over ‘CIA operatives’

Lebanon’s Hezbollah-dominated government on Wednesday announced it would summon the US ambassador to Beirut after the powerful Shiite group said it had succeeded in exposing CIA operatives. “The cabinet has decided to summon US Ambassador Maura Connelly to question her on this issue,” said Agriculture Minister Hussein Hajj Hassan, who represents the Iran-backed Hezbollah in the…

Sen. Kirk: Pakistan ‘main threat’ to Afghanistan

CHICAGO — Pakistan is the “main threat” to Afghanistan and its intelligence service is “the biggest danger” to the government in Kabul, a US senator recently returned from the region warned Tuesday. Republican Senator Mark Kirk, just returned from a two-week stint serving as a US Naval Reserve Intelligence Commander,…

US expands role in Mexico’s drug war: report

The United States is sending new CIA operatives and retired military personnel to Mexico and may deploy private security contractors to fight drug cartels, The New York Times said. Small numbers of CIA operatives and civilian US military employees have been posted at a Mexican military base, it said late…

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