Live Chat: Ali Soufan’s Inside View of the War on Terror
Ali Soufan played a central role in the agency’s efforts to stop Al Qaeda. He interrogated some of the most high-profile detainees after 9/11. Since he left the FBI, Soufan has become one of the most outspoken critics of the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques.” He says they don’t work. He also says that, if the CIA hadn’t withheld crucial intelligence, he and his colleagues might have detected the 9/11 plot.
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Ali Soufan’s memoir, The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda, was published on Sept. 12 after facing extensive redaction from the CIA. He is now CEO of the Soufan Group, a consulting company.