Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tom Clancy Meets Real Life... Again

Eric Prince, former CEO of Blackwater (now known as Xe), was actually a CIA asset for several years while running the defense contractor:

For the past six years, he appears to have led an astonishing double life. Publicly, he has served as Blackwater’s C.E.O. and chairman. Privately, and secretly, he has been doing the C.I.A.’s bidding, helping to craft, fund, and execute operations ranging from inserting personnel into “denied areas”—places U.S. intelligence has trouble penetrating—to assembling hit teams targeting al-Qaeda members and their allies. Prince, according to sources with knowledge of his activities, has been working as a C.I.A. asset: in a word, as a spy.

This is pretty incredible stuff. The full profile linked above is well-worth reading.

(HT: Laura Rozen)

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