The John Batchelor Show
December 27, 2011
Speaking Ali Soufan, author, The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda, in re the fail of the CIA and FBI from the WTC 1993 onward, and especially af the Cole attack, October 2000. The warrants support the general finding of the 9/11 Commission that the failure to share specific logical information permitted the ops al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar to enter the US and prepare from July 2001.
The Straits Times
December 25, 2011
Susan Sim's new book, "Making Singapore Safe" was excerpted in the Straits Times on Sunday, 25 December 2011
December 20, 2011
LONDON (AP) - Britain has announced in advance it will raise its terrorism threat level during the London Olympics next summer, but that could be the last time the five-point scale is used amid mounting evidence such systems are often misunderstood and do little to generate crucial tips about terror plots.
December 13, 2011
Ali Soufan gave oral evidence before the House of Commons' Home Affairs Committee, on the "roots of radicalization."
Chair: This is the Committee's second session on our inquiry into the roots of radicalism. We are delighted to have as our witness, Mr Ali Soufan. Thank you very much, Mr Soufan, for coming to give evidence to this Committee.
The Sunday Times
December 5, 2011
The Sunday Times selected The Black Banners, by Ali H. Soufan with Daniel Freedman, as one of their books of the year:
December 1, 2011
Repealing restrictions on torture: It's the moderate, centrist thing to do.
On Wednesday afternoon, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) took to the Senate floor to defend her amendment revoking President Obama's 2009 executive order restricting American interrogators to the techniques outlined in the Army Field Manual.
November 15, 2011
Former major event security specialists at the FBI have told Sky News Online of the "close working relationship" between the US and the UK on Olympic security.
However, they have expressed "real doubts" about reports the US is preparing to send as many as 500 agents to the UK to ensure the safety of its athletes during London 2012.
November 14, 2011
NEW YORK - Fed up with a decade of the police spying on the innocuous details of the daily lives of Muslims, activists in New York are discouraging people from going directly to the police with their concerns about terrorism, a campaign that is certain to further strain relations between the two groups.
November 4, 2011
A new book co-authored by Jim McGee, Senior Program Manager for The Soufan Group.
November 3, 2011
Soufan was an FBI special agent for eight years, a rare native Arabic speaker in a professional FBI culture that was shaped by former Marines, often Irish Catholic and working class, and which had traditionally viewed counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism work as second tier specializations.