October 3, 2010
Booklist Online Review
October 3, 2011
By David Siegfried
Soufan is the Lebanese-born Arab American FBI agent who successfully interrogated dozens of al-Qaeda terrorist operatives involved with the U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa, the bombing of the USS Cole, and 9/11 and other attacks. Fluent in Arabic and highly regarded as empathetic yet incredibly keen, he was in many ways the perfect agent to infiltrate the Muslim terrorist cell network.
September 8, 2010
Every anniversary of 9/11 brings with it stories of how our nation's system as it stood on Sept. 10, 2001, was unsuited to stopping al Qaeda. The most popular of these stories focus on criticizing the central role the FBI and the law enforcement community played in...
August 18, 2010
The furor over the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero makes me think back to one of the most important lessons I learned from al Qaeda terrorists I interrogated--that they have a warped view of America.
July 8, 2010
Russian spies, BP, General McChrystal, health care, Goldman Sachs, unemployment, the deficit, Iran, North Korea, Israel, Turkey, homegrown terrorism and a corresponding fall in popularity--it's been a tough couple of months for President Barack Obama.
June 28, 2010
Lady Gaga, the music industry phenomenon, is surprisingly hawkish in her views on foreign policy. In an exclusive interview, at a caf� around the corner from her parents� Upper West Side apartment, she laments what she terms �the pathetic U.S. policy on Iran.�
May 24, 2010
When then-presidential candidate Barack Obama was asked by the Associated Press in May 2007 to reveal a hidden talent, he told the reporter: "I'm a pretty good poker player." Being able to call bluffs and recognize poor hands would be especially useful right now in dealing with North Koreas torpedoing of a South Korean ship (and death of 46 sailors).
May 14, 2010
The biggest problem with the Obama administration's announcement that it's considering modifying the Miranda warning for terrorists is not constitutional. It's a national security objection: They're tinkering with the wrong part of the interrogation process.
April 1, 2010
The American Community Survey wasn't around when Ronald Reagan declared that the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: "I'm from the government and I'm here to help." If it was, he'd probably agree that having a government representative knock on your door, try to threaten their way into your home, and demand that you give them very personal information is far more terrifying.