On September 11, 2001, FBI Special Agent Ali H. Soufan was handed a secret file. Had he received it months earlier-when it was requested-the attacks on New York and Washington could have been prevented. During his time on the front lines, Soufan helped thwart plots around the world and elicited some of the most important confessions from terrorists in the war against al-Qaeda-without laying so much as a hand on them. Most of these stories have never been reported before, and never by anyone with such intimate firsthand knowledge.
Few FBI agents spent more time in interrogation rooms with Osama Bin Laden's men than Ali Soufan, whose work linked Khalid Sheik Mohammed to 9/11 Attack...
The Soufan Group is pleased to announce that Robert McFadden has joined the strategic consultancy as a Senior Vice-President. Mr. McFadden is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Federal Law Enforcement, Intelligence, and Counterintelligence communities, and has held several high profile leadership positions, including Special Agent in Charge, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Global Support Field Office, and Deputy Assistant Director, Counterintelligence Operations. With years of frontline experience, Mr. McFadden is recognized as an international subject matter expert on interview, interrogation, and violent extremist groups...
Though much remains to be learnt about the trend, it is clear an effective response would require a 'public- private' partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community, said Mr Borelli, who is with The Soufan Group, an international security consultancy group.
Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Aug. 24 would not have been high on any list of likely terrorist targets. It was a makeshift twilight doubleheader between the cellar-dwelling Florida Marlins and the disappointing Cincinnati Reds, which officially drew a paid attendance of 22,205 but which attracted only 10 percent of that...