The interview covered the recent Atmospheric report that examined the current local dispute over gas fields in the Eastern Mediterranean off the island off Cyprus involving U.S. Noble Energy Inc., and how the complex Turkish, US, and Israeli national interests intersected - and then how the interplay of regional energy politics impacts on the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq as it seeks ways to maintain regional influence through an intelligence and military presence in Turkey and Kuwait.
Philip Dodd talks to Ali Soufan, whose book exposes the realities of counter-terrorism in the US intelligence community and the search for Al Qaeda.
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...
In part 1 of his riveting interview, Anderson Cooper talks with former FBI interrogator Ali Soufan about The Black Banners and harsh interrogation techniques...
Ali Soufan talked about his book The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He was interviewed while at the 11th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall...