Ali H. Soufan is a Lebanese-American former FBI agent who was involved in a number of . Works. The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 5. The Black Banners. The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda. Ali Soufan (Author). With Daniel Freedman. Sign up for the monthly New Releases. The Black Banners has ratings and reviews. Trish said: Ali Soufan was an FBI Special Agent in charge of Al Qaeda-related research and attacks w.
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Soufan comes across as insightful, meticulous, and fiercely devoted to his task. Soufan has since left the FBI and written a gripping account of his experiences, brimming with details about Al Qaeda and its historical development. He outsmarted many with his expertise. In Soufan’s perspective, the Constitution is to be considered, interrogation is not a dirty word when practiced appropriatelyand the behind the scenes investigative There are three themes that stood out in Soufan’s memoir of his experience in the War on Terror: A friend recommended this book to me because she thought it was very interesting, but I found it pretty dry.
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Soufan demonstrates that absolute power absolutely corrupts. Like Alexander, Soufan provides detailed and convincing commentary on Enhanced Interrogation Techniques read: He also paints a picture of all FBI and an old-fashioned form of interrogation that was sidelined by the CIA and by the Bush Administration, particularly in But if you asked if the book was informative, interesting, and well worth the read, the answer is absolutely!
Judt sofuan a comparisons to extreme contemporary security measures, like EITs, that should remind us of the last thought in the book: Jun 23, Piker rated it really liked it Shelves: Most of these stories have never been reported before, and never by anyone with such intimate firsthand knowledge. Share your thoughts with other customers. Department of Homeland Security.
I thought his perspective and experience should be different and more authentic compared to what I have seen from many other journalists. Refresh and try again. I hope more people read this book as bannesr This was an incredibly accessible book that walked through the timeline of Soufan’s time with the FBI. During his time on the front lines, Soufan helped thwar.
Return to Book Page. Soufan strongly disputed Rodriguez’s claims that the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program was effective at securing reliable, useful information.
Does this book cover the death of Osama Bin Laden? The FBI would get inmates to cooperate after allowing them to make phone calls home, or not doing offensive things that might cause them to lose trust. Sign up for free access to 3 articles per month and weekly email updates from expert policy analysts. Quotes from The Black Banners I didn’t finish The Black Banners. In Soufan’s perspective, the Constitution is to be considered, interrogation is not a dirty word when practiced appropriatelyand the behind the scenes investigative work is non-stop and grueling.
Should counterterrorism work be approached as acriminal matter, or as a war which considers terrorists neither enemycombatants nor criminals?
When he interviewed for the job with blwck FBI, it was in response to a dare, but once he passed the interviews and exams, he decided he really did want to join.
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Most of these stories have never been reported before, and never by anyone with such intimate firsthand knowledge. And, at times, this gets ridiculous. No, I don’t believe that dealing with the terrorists is a task for our, ahem, civilian court system, but I do believe that the most blacck interrogators live at the FBI.
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