Ex cia spy glenn carle the interrogatortalks to paul barclay about a top secret operation that went dreadfully wrong. This intelligence officer gained the reputation as the man who could magically get all the answers he needed from the prisoners of war. Cia torture is unfinished business human rights watch. Carle worked for the cia for 23 years, in africa, the balkans and latin america, among other locales, but the focus of his book is the severalmonth period he spent questioning a.
Former cia officials release book defending agency interrogations. Very few dissidents could last the full thirty seconds, and a refusal to comply was taken as equal proof of dissidence. Armed forces at black sites around the world, including bagram, guantanamo bay, and abu ghraib. When he went to the nsa, fair was reckoning with the. The truth about the cia interrogation program is messy, more so than. The interrogator who wrote the book published it under the pen name. The worst of all was to be faced with the interrogation technique of thirty seconds.
Rodriguez, the former head of the cias counterterrorism center and its. Action figure therapys afts cia agent explains how to become a cia interrogator. Mitchells book demonstrate the true nature of the enhanced interrogation program. I do hope it is taken more seriously than pete bagleys book. The interrogator presents the authors account of an interrogation of a suspected alqaeda leader, including the cias response to his findings and his views on how the war on terrorism has. This book is easy to read, very informative and again it englightens what our men of usa or any country have done to protect our freedom. An education, glenn carle, a 23year cia veteran who retired in 2007, confirms what i knew from my own experience as. Carle tells the story from inside the cias war on terror and he does it with great honesty and realism. How aggressive cia actions after 911 saved american lives. The interrogator the story of hans joachim scharff master interrogator of the luftwaffe by raymond t. The only cia interrogator prosecuted was david passaro, a contractor who was charged in july 2004 with assault in the death of a detainee in afghanistan named abdul wali. The us interrogators who used brains, not brutality, to take down the deadliest man in iraq is a book written by an american airman who played a key role in tracking down abu musab alzarqawi.
Cia, kubark counterintelligence interrogation, july 1963 part 1 pp. Second guessing, after the fact, is the usual disgusting political opportunism and backbitingamostly democrats but with a few spineless republicans claiming faux. A former military interrogator, he is a strong opponent of. The highvalue detainee interrogation group hig is a threeagency entityfbi, central intelligence agency cia, and department of defense dodestablished in 2009 that brings together. I highly suggest that any man who has served in any war to pick up a copy of this book. And in an email interview, beale refused even to acknowledge that he conducted interrogations in the cia program. It is a valuable addition to their excellent first book, spy the lie. Soufan, an arabicspeaking fbi interrogator, dispels the myth that al. A former cia interrogator on death, torture and the dark side.
Inside the cias redaction process the interrogator. Army and cia interrogation manuals are seven controversial military training manuals which were declassified by the pentagon in 1996. Senator kit bond, vice chairman of the intelligence committee, talked by remote video about waterboarding and central intelligence agency cia interrogation. In the dark days immediately after 911, the cia turned to dr.
Questioning the cia former cia officer glenn carle writes about his time as an interrogator in the war on terrorism in his new book the interrogator. The manual advises an interrogator to manipulate the subjects environment, to. The interrogator would say something and you had to respond quickly, without once repeating yourself or using the personal pronoun. Carle explains two cias rationales for its editing process. He writes about his experience in his new book, the. Because what appears to work best is an interrogator who chats on and on, quietly.
Twisted logic and the new book by the cia spy who destroyed. The manuals in question have been referred to by various media sources as the torture manuals. A new book by former cia officials defends the agencys use of brutal interrogation measures after the terrorist attacks on the united states that occurred on sept. This is the story of hanns scharff the master interrogator of the luftwaffe who questioned captured american fighter pilots of the usaaf eighth and ninth air forces in world war ii. One section describes a cia interrogator telling abd alrahim al nashiri, charged with the 2000 bombing of the uss cole, that if he did not play ball, we could get your mother in here. You cannot make a decision on enhanced interrogation until you read this book.
Untrained cia agents were just making up torture methods as. Confessions of a cia interrogator president george w. Carle tells the story from inside the cias war on terror and he does it with. An alleged al qaeda kingpin terrorist was incarcerated for eight years. Former interrogator says cias techniques amounted to torture. A former military interrogator, he is a strong opponent of the techniques. Britain stands alone, dependent on her battered navy for survival, while hitlers submarines prey on the atlantic convoys that are the countrys only lifeline. Carle, a former cia intelligence officer, was surged to become an interrogator and sent to one of the agencys secret overseas facilities. You may have a hard time finding a job with the title interrogator, but there are many careers in the military, federal government, and local police departments that will put your interrogation skills to good use. The interrogation of saddam hussein, is a firsthand account of what the invasion of iraq and the execution of saddam hussein have entailed.
Jul 03, 2011 carle worked for the cia for 23 years, in africa, the balkans and latin america, among other locales, but the focus of his book is the severalmonth period he spent questioning a suspected leader. The controversy over interrogation tapes destroyed by the cia is a farce rich in highdudgeon hypocrisy. In 2006, thencia director michael hayden expanded those fully briefed on the program to include all members of the intelligence oversight committees. Senator kit bond, vice chairman of the intelligence committee, talked by remote video about waterboarding and central intelligence agency cia interrogation techniques, the debate expected in the. In 1983, caballero attended a cia human resources exploitation or interrogation course, according to declassified testimony by richard stolz, who was the deputy director for operations at the time, before the june 1988 senate select committee on intelligence. A cia interrogator finally breaks silence flopping aces. Former cia officers teach you how to persuade anyone to tell all philip. The cia is the premier agency responsible for providing global intelligence on the everchanging political, social, economic, technological. Dec, 2014 interrogator reacts to cia torture report 05.
Armed forces at black sites around the world, including bagram, guantanamo bay, and abu ghraib, authorized by. Army intelligence manuals, describing the interrogator as. Robert mcfadden, senior vice president at the soufan group and former ncis special agentin. In 1963, the agency created the kubark counterintelligence interrogation manual. This book of glenn carle, was a very emotional one for me to read as i also had long service with the agency and was called upon often to be an interrogator.
Inside the secret war against alqaeda greg miller, author, chris mackey, author, chris mackey, joint author. During the cold war, the american central intelligence agency was a significant influence among world powers regarding torture techniques in its support of anticommunist regimes. The revelations are outlined in a new senate report on the brutal interrogations of. Glenn carles the interrogator is a remarkable memoirfor its searing personal honesty, for its portrait of the amoral secret bureaucracy of the cia, and most of all for its revelation of how a decent american became part of a process that we can only call torture. Glenn carles book the interrogator is a disturbing tale of the extremes to which. Reviewed in the united states on february 22, 2007. Nov 26, 20 action figure therapys afts cia agent explains how to become a cia interrogator. Confessions of a cia interrogator america magazine. Robert mcfadden, senior vice president at the soufan group and former ncis special agentincharge, shares his insight with. Dec 12, 2014 the cia base chief let this happen because he thought this interrogator was sent to fix the problem of an uncooperative detainee and had permission from headquarters to take such extreme steps. Both books were written under the pseudonym matthew alexander. Aug 31, 2011 carle explains two cias rationales for its editing process. It was, as alfred mccoy puts it, the codification of everything the cia had learned from its experiments throughout the 50s. Former cia officials release book defending agency.
Years earlier, martines unlikely path to becoming a senior cia interrogator began with an arresthis ownas a yearold, when he took a ride in a borrowed car with some teenage buddies. If you want to become an interrogator, there are a few different paths you can pursue. Our opensource library houses the thousands of documents, periodicals, maps and reports released to the public. The interrogation of saddam hussein, is a firsthand account of what the invasion of iraq and the execution of saddam hussein have entailed no flourishing isis under hussein in the course of interrogations, saddam turned our assumptions upside down. The cia also allowed the men to assess the effectiveness of their own interrogation programme. There is indeed a torture manual and the cia literally wrote it. The cia adopted methods such as waterboarding, sleep deprivation, and the use of electric shock, which were used by the gestapo, kgb, and north koreans from their. Popular interrogation books meet your next favorite book. Dec 10, 2014 former interrogator says cia s techniques amounted to torture robert siegel talks to tony camerino, author of how to break a terrorist. Dec 10, 2014 the cia also allowed the men to assess the effectiveness of their own interrogation programme. Former cia officers teach you how to detect deception by houston, philip, floyd, michael, carnicero, susan isbn.
It is the latest act in our squarepeg, roundhole experiment in judicializing warfare. You may have a hard time finding a job with the title interrogator, but there are many careers in the military, federal. Transcript for the frontline film the interrogator. The revelations are outlined in a new senate report on the brutal interrogations of alqaeda. Nixon was the first to debrief saddam after his capture in december 2003, years ago.
Jan 22, 2009 with the signing of an executive order thursday, president obama put the u. Cia interrogation tapes siobhan gorman talked about the controversy around the alleged destruction of tapes of u. The interrogator andrew williams author the poison. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The 1983 human exploitation manual, which has been connected with atrocities by latin american governments, drew upon both kubark and u. His story about interrogating the supposed number 4 in the al qaeda hierarchy, a man carle determined to be innocent, is fascinating and harrowing. Carle to speak to midshipmen at the us naval academy multiple times, both in large and small settings. The basic plan was simple a matter of obtaining immediate intelligence and to destroy the communist vc in all junction of the north vietnamese armys transportation routes to saigon. Sep 08, 2015 a new book by former cia officials defends the agencys use of brutal interrogation measures after the terrorist attacks on the united states that occurred on sept. The basic plan was simple a matter of obtaining immediate intelligence and to destroy the communist vc in all junction of the. Moriggia, a cia interrogator, and another was the secret cia dai phong program.
Untrained cia agents were just making up torture methods. Enhanced interrogation techniques or enhanced interrogation is a euphemism for the program of systematic torture of detainees by the central intelligence agency cia, the defense intelligence agency dia and various components of the u. New document shows fbi interrogation advice draws on cia. May 11, 2016 after working as an interrogator for a u. And our skeptical cia man is also spirited away, to the same black site, where he will continue the interrogation. If saddam had remained in power, rise of isis improbable. A roadmap to justice for cia torture, sets out evidence to support the main criminal charges that can be brought against those responsible for state. The cia base chief let this happen because he thought this interrogator was sent to fix the problem of an uncooperative detainee and had permission from headquarters to. A 2004 internal cia report into allegations of abuse by agents during interrogations has been released after a long legal fight by civil liberty groups. In 1997, two additional cia manuals were declassified in response to a freedom of information act foia request filed by the baltimore sun.708 195 123 903 981 1603 415 302 1630 592 810 815 66 1003 492 445 1407 981 828 1042 936 490 10 188 1548 91 193 447 943 346 294 619 1130 600 676