DOJ Unlikely to Link Polygraph Failures to Edward Snowden

U.S. Justice Department officials accused USIS, the security contractor that allegedly performed the background investigation of Edward Snowden, of fraudulently signing off on at least 665,000 flawed background checks in recent years, according to multiple news reports like this one. Now, I wait with bated breath to see if DOJ officials dare mention the company’s use of the polygraph during those security checks.

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Why the bated breath? Because I doubt DOJ officials want to bring the reliability and credibility of the polygraph into the public spotlight.

I, on the other hand, am not so reluctant.

In my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, I focus my spotlight on the polygraph and expose officials at the Departments of Justice and Defense for their roles in propping up the century-old technology and making it the federal government’s credibility assessment tool of choice despite the availability of a more reliable non-polygraph technology.

Based on the findings of an exhaustive four-year investigation, THE CLAPPER MEMO not only exposes flaws in the system of conducting background checks but it reveals how a flawed vetting process used to screen individuals who seek to work alongside Americans in war zones has led to hundreds of “Green-on-Blue” casualties in Afghanistan.

THE CLAPPER MEMO includes firsthand accounts obtained via my interviews with individuals who interrogated enemy combatants in combat zones and members of Saddam Hussein’s inner circle (a.k.a., “Deck of Cards”).

In addition, THE CLAPPER MEMO includes never-before-published documents written by the very men who were in charge of interrogating detainees at Guantanamo Bay during the early days of the “Global War On Terror.”

And there’s much more!

One retired Navy SEALs training program commander who endorsed the book described what I reveal inside THE CLAPPER MEMO as “an unconscionable cover-up.” Other high-profile individuals have endorsed it as well.

Learn more about what I uncovered in the book. It’s available in paperback and ebook versions. Order a copy of THE CLAPPER MEMO.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct '11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May '13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct ’11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May ’13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

New Cover Design Unveiled for THE CLAPPER MEMO

Today, with little fanfare, I offer you a look at the front cover art for my soon-to-be-published second non-fiction book THE CLAPPER MEMO.

TheClapperMemoFrontCoverLR 6-5-13In THE CLAPPER MEMO, I’ll share details of a 40-year turf war involving players inside the Pentagon, at some of the nation’s top universities and in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Guantanamo Bay and Mexico.

In addition, I’ll share never-before-published documents and insider details obtained from the people who interrogated detainees at Guantanamo Bay and who interrogated Saddam Hussein’s “Deck of Cards.”

Finally, I’ll connect the dots between three memos — including one signed by Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. — and the “Green-on-Blue” attacks (a.k.a., “insider attacks”) by so-called “allies” in Afghanistan against their U.S. and coalition colleagues.

Almost four years in the making, I think it’ll be it is worth the wait.

UPDATE 2/17/2013 at 5:16 p.m. Central: In case you’re wondering, the answer is “Yes, I changed the cover design again. The one shown above is the final design, replacing the one I thought would be the final design.

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Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August and THE CLAPPER MEMO. To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.