16 March 2013
Michael Anne Casey CIA bin Laden Hunter
Michael Anne Casey, with Alfreda Frances Bikowsky, was
by reporters reporters Ray Nowosielski and John Duffy as principals in
the CIA team which tracked Osama bin Laden:
Nowosielski and Duffy make the case that Bikowsky and another CIA agent named
Michael Anne Casey deliberately declined to tell the White House and the
FBI that Khalid al-Mihdhar, an Al Qaida affiliate they were tracking, had
obtained a visa to enter the U.S. in the summer of 2001. Al-Mihdhar was one
of the hijackers on American Airlines Flight 77. The CIA lost track of him
after he entered the U.S.
Michael Anne Casey, according Nowosielski and Duffy, is the name of the CIA
analyst who sat on information about Al-Mihdhar obtaining a visa in 2001,
at one point telling an FBI agent detailed to the agency, "Listen, it's not
an FBI case. It's not an FBI matter. When we want the FBI to know, we'll
let them know. And you're not going to say anything."
An alleged composite of the bin Laden trackers is the heroine of the movie
Zero Dark Thirty.