The Black Banners: Inside the Hunt for Al-Qaeda

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Penguin, 2012 - Torture - 572 pages
Ali Soufan was for years the FBI's lead agent in the war against al-Qaeda, as well as its most effective interrogator. In 'The Black Banners' he takes us into hideouts, planning meetings and interrogation rooms and explains why the use of torture is not helping the War on Terror.

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User Review  - mara.murdoch - LibraryThing

This is a great book! Written by one of, if not the main, FBI interrogator of the al-Qaeda operatives, it tells the story of the FBI's following of the al-Qaeda network from the 1990's until present ... Read full review

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User Review  - lifesshort - LibraryThing

Ali Soufran worked for the FBI. This is his account of how they questioned suspects after 9/11 and how they were doing a better job of getting credible information until the CIA intervened and started ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Ali Soufan, a former FBI special agent, served on the front lines against Al Qaeda and gained an international reputation as a top counter-terrorism operative and interrogator. He has been profiled in The New Yorker and featured in books, newspaper articles, and documentaries around the globe.

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