Ali Soufan, a former FBI agent who was involved in high-profile terrorism investigations, said in an interview that "not one single piece of intelligence evidence came from EITs or torture that led to Osama bin Laden." He questioned whether Rodriguez acted properly in destroying the tapes which were evidence of how the interrogations were conducted. "If I did that in the FBI, I would be in jail today," Soufan said...
As an Arabic-speaking FBI agent, Soufan was at the center of several Al Qaeda investigations before and after 9/11. He tells FRONTLINE that critical CIA intelligence about Al Qaeda was not communicated to the FBI before 9/11, and had that information been shared, "The world would be very different today." After 9/11, Soufan conducted interrogations of key Al Qaeda figures, including Abu Zubaydah. Soufan says he gained actionable intelligence while interrogating Zubaydah...
After years of stop-and-start progress, four issues of vital geopolitical importance ‑ the global economy, the future of NATO?s involvement in Afghanistan, the presidential election in Egypt, and negotiations on Iran?s nuclear program ‑ will reach a strategic inflection point over the span of six days in May...
Sure, the Pulitzers, the Academy Awards, the Heisman Trophy and the many business awards may seem exciting. But protecting the health, safety and economic well-being of the American people is important and serious. When Ali Soufan (former FBI interrogator) spoke about the uses of torture that backfire...
Ali Soufan presents his new book "Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda" with WAC-DC members and guests. Mr. Soufan provides an in-depth narrative on the successes and failures of the United States before and after 9/11 in their attempts against al-Qaeda...