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Good for them: Israel hacked Syrian nuke info

Today’s good news is that Israeli agents snuck into a London hotel room and planted software in a Syrian official’s laptop that enabled them to collect information on Syria’s secret nuclear program. This set up the surprise air strike in September 2007 against a nearly completed reactor out in the eastern Syrian desert. phooky/flickr

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Today's good news is that Israeli agents snuck into a London hotel room and planted software in a Syrian official's laptop that enabled them to collect information on Syria's secret nuclear program. This set up the surprise air strike in September 2007 against a nearly completed reactor out in the eastern Syrian desert.

phooky/flickr

Today’s good news is that Israeli agents snuck into a London hotel room and planted software in a Syrian official’s laptop that enabled them to collect information on Syria’s secret nuclear program. This set up the surprise air strike in September 2007 against a nearly completed reactor out in the eastern Syrian desert.

phooky/flickr

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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