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Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives
| Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr.
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.
TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cia; hardmeasures
I don't know the guy and I'm not pimping his book. It should be an interesting read.
posted on 04/25/2012 7:11:09 AM PDT
To: cll; rrstar96; AuH2ORepublican; livius; adorno; wtc911; Willie Green; CGVet58; Clemenza; ...
Real life Puerto Rican Jack Bauer.
Puerto Rico Ping! Please Freepmail me if you want on or off the list.
posted on 04/25/2012 7:12:44 AM PDT
(I am the warrant and the sanction)
It would be an honor to know him - and I’ll bet the book’s great. Thanks for the post...
posted on 04/25/2012 7:27:20 AM PDT
(Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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?
To: Jack Hammer
Was anyone watching?
One can only be as watchful as the people on top will let you be. With Clinton setting the stage, what could one expect back in the 1990s. And, it's happening again, with Obama, where the war-on-terror is no longer being waged, and the wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq are no longer priorities. We are being set up for another 9/11. Count on it.
posted on 04/25/2012 11:21:28 AM PDT
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.
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.
posted on 04/25/2012 11:25:11 AM PDT
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
@#$$%^&*! Neocons! Wait, what?
posted on 04/25/2012 7:12:16 PM PDT
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