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|Emails released by WikiLeaks suggest Stratfor may have gained access to highly sensitive material gathered from Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound. Fred Burton, the vice president for intelligence of Stratfor, was telling colleagues within the secretive company that he could get his hands on the Abbottabad booty. The released emails do not indicate whether Burton truly possessed significant access to the bin Laden material--and what he had to do to obtain such access. But as a former deputy chief of the State Department's counterterrorism division, he could be expected to have contacts within the US intelligence community that could feed him information of this sort.|
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