The Federal Bureau of Investigation has embarked on an unusual approach to ensure that the United States is secure from future terrorist attacks. The agency has developed a network of nearly 15,000 spies to infiltrate various communities in an attempt to uncover terrorist plots. However, these moles are actually assisting and encouraging people to commit crimes. Many informants receive cash rewards of up to $100,000 per case.
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Trevor Aronson, “The Informants,” Mother Jones, September/October 2011, http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/08/fbi-terrorist-informants.
“FBI Organizes Almost All Terror Plots in the US,” RT.com, August 23, 2011, http://rt.com/usa/news/fbi-terror-report-plot-365-899/print.
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