In Showtime’s Homeland, CIA operative Carrie Mathison works mostly with men, and sometimes she is treated unfairly because of her gender. But it turns out this isn’t what the CIA is actually like these days. Two decades ago, there were many female agents in the field, but zero were in the highest ranks. Now? Four of the five and five of the top eight top agency members are women.
It all changed after the capture of bin Laden, who was followed and discovered by a group of female agents and officers referred to as “the Sisterhood. Read More
BY Brittany Houlihan
on Sep 17, 2012
Former SEAL Matt Bissonnette (pen name Mark Owen) has written a book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and in the book as well as in last week’s 60 Minutes interview, he highlights the success of the female mastermind behind the raid.
The woman, who goes by “Jen” in the book, No Easy Day, was certain bin Laden was in the compound they found him in. The interviewer, Scott Pelley, asks Bissonnette about "Jen's" success.
“She told you that her confidence that Osama bin Laden was in the compound was 100 percent,” Pelley said. Read More
BY Intern Ginny
on Mar 15, 2012
Apparently, even infamous terrorists aren't immune to petty familial drama. Last week, Shaukat Qadir revealed that Osama bin Laden’s capture could have partially resulted from betrayal by one of his wives, Khairiah Saber, because she was jealous that Bin Laden favored and shared a room with his youngest wife.
Mr. Qadir, a former Pakistani Army brigadier, has spent eight months using his old contacts to gain access to official Pakistani interrogations, which included conversations with the three wives living with Bin Laden during the May 2 raid. Read More