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Panetta ‘Concerned’ for Pakistani Doctor

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that he is worried for the Pakistani doctor who assisted the U.S. in preparing for the raid that killed Osama bin Laden last May. Dr. Shakeel Afridi, who helped use a vaccination campaign to collect DNA samples from residents of bin Laden’s compound, has been charged with treason in Pakistan for his role in the plot. But in an interview to air Sunday, Panetta said, “I’m very concerned about what the Pakistanis did with this individual. This was an individual who in fact helped provide intelligence that was very helpful with regards to this operation. And he was not in any way treasonous towards Pakistan.”

January 28, 2012 7:48 PM