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SPY GAMES CIA Drones Gathered Intel on Iran Massoud Hossaini / AP Photo

CIA Drones Gathered Intel on Iran

The United States has a trump card to play in negotiations with Iran—three years’ worth of intelligence materials gathered by secret drone flights over sensitive locations. Intelligence experts told The Washington Post that there was “never even a ripple” in Iran’s air-defense system when an American drone first penetrated deep into the country to gather information on its developing nuclear program. The National Security Agency also developed a task force of spies and eavesdropping efforts. Together the improved state of American intelligence files on the Islamic Republic strengthen the country’s bargaining power going into fresh nuclear talks scheduled for Friday.

April 8, 2012 7:18 AM