Skip to comments.Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives
Posted on 04/25/2012 7:11:05 AM PDT by cll
From a top-level operative in the counterterrorism unit of the CIA comes an explosive memoir about the behind-the-scenes fight against al-Qaeda after September 11.
Since the death of Osama Bin Laden, interest in counterterrorism is at an all-time high. Most people dont know that Bin Ladens death is the culmination of years of covert operations and tactics largely overseen by Jose Rodriguez from 2001 to late 2007 and built on by his successors. Like a real-life Jack Bauer from televisions 24, Rodriguezs sometimes controversial tenure as Chief of the Agencys Counterterrorism Center involved CIA officers capturing and detaining key senior al-Qaeda operatives and implementing Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, tools which were an integral part of the War on Terror but are no longer available to those fighting America's fiercest foes.
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It would be an honor to know him - and I’ll bet the book’s great. Thanks for the post...
Personally, I’d be a little more impressed with CIA efforts at counter-terror if 9/11 had never happened.
After the first attack on the World Trade Center back in the Nineties, al-Qaeda had certainly signalled their interest. Was anyone watching?
One of the most important decisions you have to make in a war is to decide that you are, in fact, at war for real.
@#$$%^&*! Neocons! Wait, what?
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