But The Times said the real reason for the destruction was pressure from the CIA, which feared that its ties with the Tinners would be exposed.
Over four years, the CIA paid the Tinners 10 million dollars, some of which was delivered to them in a suitcase stuffed with cash, said the report, citing unnamed officials.
In return, said the paper, the engineers delivered a flow of secret information that helped end Libya's nuclear weapons program, reveal Iran's atomic efforts and undo Khan's nuclear supply network.
... except that most of the claims made about Iran's nuclear capability have turned out to be exaggerations.
Looks like the CIA got rolled (again).