Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The story of Valerie Plame the spy

Sometimes called “Plamegate,” the infamous exposure of covert operative Valerie Plame.

Suicide bomber training ‘glitch’ kills instructor, 21 students, injures others

A secret suicide bombing how-to training class, instructed by an allegedly “experienced” operative, concluded when the class project unexpectedly exploded, killing bomber and students alike. Many hope that the fatal bug that blew up the would-be bombers, becomes a regular feature of all suicide bomber training seminars.

The Bombing of the Khobar Towers

In June 1996 a truck bomb exploded in a Saudi Arabian housing complex killing 19 American airmen charged with enforcing the no-fly zone over southern Iraq. Though the FBI aggressively pursued investigation of the Iranian-sponsored terror attack, justice was ultimately thwarted by White House meddling at the highest level.

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