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  • ** FILE ** Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, who apparently defected to Great Britain on Wednesday, reads a statement to foreign journalists at a hotel in Tripoli on Friday, March 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

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  • Libyan Foreign Minister Musa Kusa could be the key to Moammar Gadhafi's future in the troubled nation. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Ring

    Western security and intelligence officials monitoring the unfolding events in Libya are closely watching Libyan Foreign Minister Musa Kusa, the former Libyan intelligence chief and close confidant of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

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  • "The moniker he had when he was head of intelligence was 'The Envoy of Death,' which tells you a lot about his character," he said.

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  • The Libyan official probably has money stashed away outside the country; and if things fall apart, Mr. Kusa would likely be one of the first people out the door of the regime, he said.

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