Richard Whittle

Independent Author


Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By Richard Whittle

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09/16/14How We Missed Mullah Omarpolitico.com
By the time President Bush announced the beginning of the war in Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001, at 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the United States’ new secret weapon, the Predator 3034, was already en route to the outskirts of Kandahar. It was 9:30 p.m. in Afghanistan, a clear, starry night, and U.S. intelligence officials had already tracked their target to his home. Controlled by satellite link from 7,000 miles away by an Air Force captain and sergeant at the CIA campus in Northern Virginia, the Predator quickly entered cam...