September 5, 2012 in Nation/World

In brief: Shooting of 2 CIA agents was a mishap, Mexico says

 

Mexico City – High-ranking Mexican security officials are portraying the shooting of two CIA agents by Mexican federal police as a well-intentioned mishap rather than a deliberate attack.

A series of military and law enforcement officials have emphasized in public statements over the last three days that the group of 12 federal police was investigating a kidnapping when they encountered the two U.S. agents and a Mexican marine captain and opened fire on their armored sport-utility vehicle.

Mexican officials declined to elaborate for more than a week after the shooting, but now appear to be trying to be making a case for the accidental scenario.

Pentagon: Book contains classified information

Washington – The Pentagon said Tuesday that a former Navy SEAL’s account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden contains classified information, intensifying a dispute with the author over whether the book harmed national security.

Defense Department spokesman George Little said an examination of the book, “No Easy Day,” revealed “sensitive and classified information,” and he reiterated that author Matt Bissonnette, writing under the pen name Mark Owen, violated non-disclosure agreements by failing to submit it for government review before it went on sale Tuesday.

“It is the height of irresponsibility not to have this kind of material checked for the possible disclosure of classified information,” Little said at a Pentagon news conference.

He did not say what in the book is classified.


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