The article is good, but the best part is at the bottom.
You see, this isn't really all that much stuff we haven't seen before; in fact, I thought at first that this was a good article from a British paper like the Independent or the Guardian. But no.
"Tom Maertens served on the White House NSC staff under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. As a senior counterterrorism official at the State Department he helped plan the campaign against Al-Qaida. "
That's what's on the bottom of the article.