It was December 30, 2009, and it should have been the most highly anticipated break in the U.S. and Jordanian pursuit of then al Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al Zawahiri. It didn’t work out that way.
An al Qaeda mole had instead infiltrated both agencies to devastating effect when he detonated his suicide vest on a CIA base in Khost, Afghanistan.
In his new book, "The Triple Agent," Washington Post reporter Joby Warrick tracks down the true story of the triple agent.