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OK, It’s a Smoking Gun, but for Whom?
By Frank Smyth, December 14, 2001, Newsday

YESTERDAY, the Bush administration finally released the homemade movie that officials say U.S. military forces discovered in a house in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. If one believes the tape is real, as I do, it implicates Osama bin Laden in planning the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Culture Clash
By Frank Smyth, October 3, 1998, Jane's Intelligence Review

Although East Africa was the site of three out of the four major attacks exchanged since 7 August between US and apparently pan-Islamist forces, the region itself has been painted as merely being a battleground of opportunity for anti-US bombers. However, even before President…

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Silent Struggle
By Frank Smyth, September 14, 1998, The New Republic

Last week’s missile attack against Sudan also struck Americans like a bolt from the blue. Who knew where Sudan was on the map, let alone that it was a bitter enemy of the U.S.? Actually, the strikes were the culmination of a long struggle within the Clinton administration about how to deal with that nation’s…

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The Holy Warrior: Is This the Man Behind the Bombings?
By Peter Bergen & Frank Smyth, August 31, 1998, The New Republic

Osama bin Ladin is not an easy man to find, and he plans on keeping it that way. A multi-millionaire from Saudi Arabia, he is considered by the U.S. government to he “one of the most significant financial sponsors…

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Our Missiles Won’t Crush This Terrorist
By Frank Smyth, August 23, 1998, Newsday

At least one suspect in the two U.S. embassy bombings on Aug. 7 has reportedly implicated a wealthy Saudi, Osama bin Laden. Finally U.S. prosecutors might now have a chance to indict bin Laden, who was linked to but never charged…

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One Man’s Private Jihad
By Frank Smyth & Jason Vest, August 18, 1998, The Village Voice

He became a potentially hostile blip on the U.S. intelligence radar screen as early as 1991, when he arrived in Sudan. He said he had come to build roads, but according to a former Sudanese intelligence agent who spoke on the condition of anonymity…

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A New Game: The Clinton Administration on Africa
By Frank Smyth, June 3, 1998, World Policy Journal

The Clinton administration has focused American attention on sub-Saharan Africa like no other administration before it. Last December, Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright visited Africa. This spring, President Bill Clinton went there as well. Besides…

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