Jennifer Lynne Matthews



Age: 45


Summary: veteran CIA operative officer and chief base commander at the CIA military base known as Forward Operating Base Chapman near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border who had started tracking the al-Qaeda terror network prior to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as part of the agency's Bin Laden Issue Station unit in the 1990's and even had a key role in breaking up a 2006 al-Qaeda plot to blow up airplanes, but who was also considered as a "world-class expert on al-Qaeda and counterterrorism operations" for nearly 20 years in the CIA.



Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a suicide bombing attack


Born: December 6, 1964


Died: December 30, 2009


Location: Khost, Afghanistan