Career CIA Officer Says Agency Has Surpassed Torture Scandals

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WASHINGTON – Sixty-five years ago, U.S. President Harry S. Truman signed into law the creation of the Central Intelligence Agency, better known across the world simply as the CIA.

The mission of the CIA was to procure intelligence—both by overt and covert methods—and at the same time provide intelligence guidance, determine national intelligence objectives and correlate the intelligence material collected by all government agencies.

To learn more about the CIA and how the agency has carried out its missions for the past six and a half decades, host Rob Sachs spoke with Glenn Carle, a career CIA operations officer and author of what critics have called the greatest book ever written about the CIA, “The Interrogator: An Investigation.”

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Source: The Voice of Russia

Glenn Carle Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd

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Jay visits with Glenn Carle, 23 year veteran of the Clandestine Services of the Central Intelligence Agency and author of The Interrogator, an Education, in which Glenn tells the story of one of the most secret and sensitive CIA interrogations during the US War on Terror.

They discuss the upcoming Senate bill on intelligence practices.

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Interview: CIA got the wrong man, says ex-CIA agent

Interview: CIA got the wrong man, says ex-CIA agent

The use of the torture by the CIA post-9/11 has been revealed by one of its former agents, Glenn Carle. In 2002, Carle was tasked with interrogating a suspected high level al-Qaeda member using so-called enhanced interrogation techniques. But when he found the suspect was the wrong man, he found himself in the difficult position of criticising the value of a high profile CIA case and the institute’s use of torture. He sat down with the Wire’s Biwa Kwan to talk about the repercussions of the Bush administration’s torture policy, beginning with his insider’s account of what went on inside the CIA’s interrogation room.

Click here to listen to the interview: http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=9154

Radio National: Big Ideas Interview

Ex CIA spy Glenn Carle—’the interrogator’—talks to Paul Barclay about a top secret operation that went dreadfully wrong. An alleged al Qaeda kingpin terrorist was incarcerated for eight years, and subjected to what most of us would call torture, then released without charge, without apology, his life in ruins. All along, without success, Carle tried to convince the CIA they had the wrong man.


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Preventing Torture: Interview with Natasha Mitchell of ABC

Preventing Torture: Interview with Natasha Mitchell of ABC

Earlier this month the Court of Appeals in the US threw out a lawsuit filed against the man who wrote the so-called Torture Memos, John Yoo. The torture memos posited that so-called enhance interrogation techniques like waterboarding and sleep deprivation might be legally permissible and, among other abuses, led to the infamous mistreatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib by US military police personnel. How is it that our supposedly liberal democratic governments engage in torture? What does it say about our political culture that this is an acceptable way to fight terrorism?

Source and audio: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/preventing-torture/4015400

Waleed Aly, Glenn Carle and Stella Rimington on the Conversation Hour

Waleed Aly, Glenn Carle and Stella Rimington on the Conversation Hour

Waleed Aly, a busy person and host of Radio National’s Drive program.

He’s also a part time lecturer at Monash University in the Global Terrorism Research Centre and perfect person to co-host today’s Conversation Hour.

Our guest today have has qualified access to information most of us will never see. They’ve worked within high level intelligence organisations on either side of the Atlantic. Organisations that are the subject of countless speculation, countless movie plots, conspiracy theories, covert operations, fiction and non-fiction books.

Glenn Carle has recently published his book The Interrogator.

He’s worked with the Central Intelligence Agency for 25 years and tells the “dark side” of the Bush Administration’s War on Terror.

Dame Stella Rimington is a spy fiction author. Her latest book is Rip Tide.

 

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Listen to Glenn’s conversation with Richard Fidler of ABC (Australia)

Listen to Glenn’s conversation with Richard Fidler of ABC (Australia)

Source (click to listen to audio): www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/05/14/3502192.htm

Glenn Carle worked for the CIA for 23 years, and in 2002 was offered a special assignment: to interrogate a ‘high value target’.

Broadcast date: Monday 14 May 2012

Glenn Carle’s last job with the CIA was working in anti-terrorism, which became hugely important after the World Trade Centre was attacked in 2001.

The high-value target he was sent to interrogate was thought to be Osama bin Laden’s banker.

Glenn’s years of training and experience led him eventually to believe that the CIA had the wrong man. He struggled to reconcile his orders to ‘make’ the suspect talk with the oath he had sworn to uphold the letter of the law.

By speaking out Glenn is now regarded by many as a traitor.

His book – heavily redacted on the orders of his former employer – is called The Interrogator: a CIA Agent’s True Story published by Scribe.

Mershon Center for International Studies at Ohio State University – National Security Speaker Series

Mershon Center for International Studies at Ohio State University – National Security Speaker Series

Glenn Carle

“Interrogation, the Law, and Ethics: When to Say No”

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Noon
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43201

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Glenn Carle served 23 years in the Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency, working in a number of overseas posts on four continents and in Washington, D.C. Carle has worked on terrorism issues at various times since the mid-1980s. He has worked extensively on Balkan, Central American, and European political, security, and economic issues.

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