The most successful interrogation of an Al-Qaeda operative by U.S. officials required no sleep deprivation, no slapping or "walling" and no waterboarding...
He's the special agent who came in from the cold - and waded straight into the debate over the use of harsh interrogation techniques. Ali Soufan, a former FBI special agent and perhaps the most successful U.S. interrogator of al-Qaeda operatives, says the use of those techniques was unnecessary and often counterproductive...
"Phase Line Green" by James A. McGee, one of the most decorated agents in FBI history, offers a real-life look at what it's like not just to be a member of an elite counterterrorism unit, but what it takes to execute a successful assault and save lives. The term "Phase Line Green" refers to the final position before an assault commences. At phase line green, assault teams wait only for the signal to go before breaching a crisis site to save hostages.
Colonel Steve Kleinman discusses harsh interrogation techniques on CSPAN.
On The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel talks with Steven Kleinman, a former military interrogator about the White House's torture program, designed after the SERE training which is meant to extract false information from torture victims.