The FBI's former chief interrogator in the Middle East has published the fullest inside account to date of the US response to Al-Qaeda. Ali Soufan, author of Black Banners, says the US government lied about how information was gained through torture and describes the tension between the FBI and the CIA...
Ten years after September 11 we do not lack for accounts of al-Qaeda's origins. Jason Burke (2003), Lawrence Wright (2006) and Peter Bergen (2011) – all fine journalists – have kept track of what started as a cabal of Arab fighters in Afghanistan in the early Nineties and is now a global terror network. Ali H Soufan is not a journalist but a former FBI special...
Anwar al-Awlaki may be dead, but the two terrorists in Yemen most deserving of U.S. retribution remain alive and well. They are Jamal al-Badawi and Fahd al-Quso, two al-Qaeda members who in 2000 confessed to U.S. investigators their roles in the bombing of the USS Cole, which occurred 11 years ago today. The attack on the U.S. Navy destroyer, at the Yemeni port city of Aden, left 17 sailors dead and almost 40 injured...
U.S. interrogators turned an al Qaeda terrorist into a human polygraph machine while investigating the bombing of the USS Cole -- an attack whose eleventh anniversary is today. What has since happened to that operative helps explain why we're still fighting al Qaeda today...
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