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White House received emails about gun-trafficking operation

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/02/2011

Richard A. Serrano

"Newly obtained emails show that the White House was better informed about a failed gun-tracking operation on the border with Mexico than was previously known.

"Three White House national security officials were given some details about the operation, dubbed Fast and Furious. The operation allowed firearms to be illegally purchased, with the goal of tracking them to Mexican drug cartels. But the effort went out of control after agents lost track of many of the weapons.

"The supervisor of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation in Phoenix specifically mentioned Fast and Furious in at least one email to a White House national security official, and two other White House colleagues were briefed on reports from the supervisor, according to White House emails and a senior administration official."

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"White House received emails about gun-trafficking operation", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2011. Consulté le 20/04/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/white-house-received-emails-about-gun-trafficking-operation