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Former US intelligence agents teach Emiratis how to spy, report says

John Hannah
22nd December 2017 - Daily Sabah

Former U.S. agents are teaching their trade to intelligence officers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to an official course schedule reviewed by the global affairs magazine, Foreign Policy.


This is not the first time that the close relationship between the UAE and U.S. has been exposed. In June, emails, allegedly stolen ambassador to the U.S. Yousef al-Otaiba's inbox, suggested that his country was maybe closely working with the U.S. and a pro-Israel, neoconservative think tank, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)


In one of the emails, FDD Senior Counselor John Hannah, a former deputy national security advisor to former Vice President Dick Cheney, sent Otaiba an article claiming that both UAE and FDD were responsible for the July 15 military coup attempt in Turkey, saying he was "honored to be in the UAE's company."


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