In Series On Polio’s Resurgence In Pakistan, National Geographic Profiles Doctor Who Helped CIA Identify Bin Laden In 2011
National Geographic: He Led the CIA to bin Laden — and Unwittingly Fueled a Vaccine Backlash
“In his native Pakistan, Dr. Shakil Afridi is considered a traitor by many people for helping the Central Intelligence Agency track down and kill Osama bin Laden. In the United States, he is hailed as a hero. In global health circles, his story is a cautionary tale about the consequences that can spiral out of control when health professionals get too close to intelligence operations…” (Mullaney/Hassan, 2/27).