The Missing American, on an Unapproved Mission for the CIA

An Associated Press investigation reveals that Robert Levinson, who disappeared in Iran and has become the longest-held American hostage, was working for the CIA at the time of his disappearance, despite denials by the U.S. government. The full story of how it all happened:

In an extraordinary breach of the most basic CIA rules, a team of analysts ā€” with no authority to run spy operations ā€” paid Levinson to gather intelligence from some of the world’s darkest corners. He vanished while investigating the Iranian government for the U.S.

Published: Dec 13, 2013
Length: 20 minutes (5,245 words)
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