On June 1, 2017, U.S. authorities arrested two Hezbollah sleeper agents. The operatives had created targeting packages with ready-to go-plans for possible attacks, in the event Iranian or Hezbollah leaders deemed them necessary. They traveled on their American passports when Hezbollah sent them on missions in Asia and South America. Where were their targets? Who was their handler? And what were they sent to do abroad?
Mitchell Silber, former director of intelligence analysis, NYPD
Rebecca Weiner, assistant commissioner for intelligence analysis, NYPD
Emil Bove, former co-chief for national security, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
Ambassador Nathan Sales, former ambassador-at-large and coordinator for counterterrorism, State Department
Breaking Hezbollah’s Golden Rule is hosted Dr. Matthew Levitt from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
It is produced by Anouk Millet from Earshot Strategies, and written by Dr. Levitt and Lauren Fredericks, a Washington Institute research assistant.
Explore my map and timeline of Hezbollah’s Worldwide activities.
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