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Report: CIA considered killing Assange

After a major intelligence leak, the CIA looked into the possibility of abducting or even assassinating WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to an investigation by Yahoo News. Yahoo New chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff, who co-wrote the story, spoke with Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers on CBSN about what interviews with 30 former U.S. intelligence and national security officials revealed. They also discussed the response from former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was CIA director at the time.


CIA worried about al Qaeda reconstitution

CIA Deputy Director David Cohen said the pullout from Afghanistan has left the agency with very limited intelligence-gathering capabilities and he fears that al Qaeda could reconstitute itself in as little as a year. CBS News intelligence and national security reporter Olivia Gazis moderated the discussion at the annual Intelligence and National Security Alliance summit and joins CBSN AM to discuss the dire predictions for Afghanistan.


Biden sticks to Afghanistan withdrawal deadline

President Biden on Tuesday said that he still expects to meet the August 31 deadline to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, but that he was working with the Pentagon to develop contingency plans in the event that operations need to be extended. CBS News congressional correspondent Kris Van Cleave, Politico White House correspondent and associate editor Anita Kumar, and The Washington Post's White House reporter and CBSN political contributor Sean Sullivan join CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with more on a meeting the president had with G7 allies, and the latest on a House vote advancing key parts of the Biden agenda.

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