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The Clinton Administration ordered an air strike that destroyed a pharmaceutical factory and killed a night watchman in Khartoum, Sudan's capital. It was alleged that the plan was making chemical weapons. After the strike administration officials conceded the plant did make some medicines, and acknowledged that the plant may not have been making chemical weapons at the time of the strike (1 ).

In 1996 faulty intelligence lead to the American Embassy vacated, US diplomats were pulled out Sudan. It was soon realized that is analysis was wrong. A key CIA source either embellished or wholly fabricated information, this caused the CIA to scrap more than 100 of its reports on Sudan(2 ).

The CIA sent a private Jet to fly the chief of the Mukhabarat, Sudan's intelligence agency, to Washington so that he could take part in secret meetings with U.S. officials. Strange because Sudan is still considered a state sponsor of terrorism, but is considered a ally in the war on terror. Colin Powel visited Sudan and accused the Sudanese of committing. Not so long ago Bin Laden and operated in Sudan and they had relationships with other terrorist groups as well (3 ).

To end the conflict in the Sudanese area known as Darfur the Sudanese president Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir signed a cease-fire with the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM). This cease fire is part of a pledge by Chad and Sudan to end hostilities along their border region both claimed the other were backing rebels in their own country (4 ).

Sudan, air strike, Clinton, chemical weapons, American Embassy, Mukhabarat, terrorism, Bin Laden