- The Washington Times - Monday, May 14, 2012

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

As a partner for many years in the top-secret intelligence world, I am amazed at the continuing announcements about the recently foiled bomb plot (“Officials: CIA thwarts new al Qaeda underwear bomb plot,” Web, May 7).

The first and only announcement should have been that a bomb plot was foiled - nothing more. The American public needs no furtherdetails about personnel or methods. Publicizing these details only serves to aid the plotters in modifying their procedures to achieve success next time. I suggest that all personnel sounding off about this event simply close their mouths.

LAWRENCE BOTELER

McLean

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