Intel Chief Launches Contest to Find Already-Existing Technology

Officials at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence surprised me today when they issued a news release about the launch of a contest for which they plan to award $50,000 in prize money. Why was I surprised? Because the proven credibility assessment technology allegedly being sought by DNI James R. Clapper Jr. via his gang at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity already exists!  Details are in my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO.

Click image above to link to ODNI news release page.

Click image above to link to ODNI news release page.

During four years of exhaustive investigation into the use of credibility assessment technologies by federal government agencies, I learned how some 2,000 local and state law enforcement agencies are currently using the technology — known as the Computer Voice Stress Analyzer® — which relies on a proprietary computer algorithm that measures microtremors in the human voice.

In addition, I interviewed military, intelligence and private security company officials about their positive experiences with CVSA® in places like Guantanamo Bay and Iraq before the technology was stripped from their control by, among other things, a memo signed by DNI Clapper.

Interestingly, I also reviewed and dissected several of the available studies — including one done by officials at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory.

By the time I finished my research, I realized what — or, more accurately, who — is keeping CVSA® from being adopted on a widespread basis throughout the federal government. It’s the polygraph loyalists (i.e., people unwilling to change horses midstream even after realizing the century-old horses they’re riding are dead).

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It’s worth noting that I’m not the only one who believes my findings!

When Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, a retired U.S. Army general who once served as deputy commander of U.S. Army Pacific, endorsed the book, he wrote, “Bob McCarty has uncovered a high-tech ‘turf war’ pitting those who want the best for our troops against others who seem to be focused on their own self-interests. Sadly, it seems the wrong people are winning this war. I highly recommend THE CLAPPER MEMO.”

Capt. Larry W. Bailey, a retired U.S. Navy officer who once served as commander of the U.S. Navy SEALs training program, characterized what I expose in the book as “clearly an unconscionable cover-up of a capability of the U.S. military and intelligence community to vet incoming Afghan (or any other) military personnel.”
David P. Schippers, the man who served as Congressman Henry Hyde‘s chief investigative counsel during the Clinton Impeachment Hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives, described the book as “perhaps the most thorough investigative reporting I have encountered in years. I direct the attention of the so-called major media to it. This is how it’s done!”

MaryLiz Grossetto, the aunt of LCpl. Greg Buckley Jr., a 21-year-old Marine who died in Afghanistan in August 2012 as the result of a “Green-on-Blue” or “Insider” attack, read the book. Afterward, she offered this review: “Read this book & you will see how our government has for many, many years deprived our military of the best possible tool for vetting & weeding out the enemy.”

Finally, Billy and Karen Vaughn shared their observations about the book almost two years after their son, U.S. Navy SEAL Aaron Carson Vaughn, lost his life along with 29 other Americans when their helicopter, call sign “Extortion 17,” was shot down in Afghanistan Aug. 6, 2011. In their endorsement, they wrote, “THE CLAPPER MEMO by Bob McCarty gives the reader an in-depth look into the dirty little secrets of politics and greed triumphing over safety and security for our fighting men and women as well as the average American citizen.”

Rather than trust an INSTINCT, the acronym for the contest that looks somewhat like a federal government bureaucrat’s job title when spelled out (i.e., Investigating Novel Statistical Techniques to Identify Neurophysiological Correlates of Trustworthiness), they should trust the proven track record of CVSA® and save the government some prize money.

Want to learn more about this mess?  Order a copy of THE CLAPPER MEMO today!

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.

Afghan Government to Release Prisoners U.S. Calls ‘Dangerous’

Today, a possibility I reported 18 days ago became a reality when, according to this report, Afghan government officials ordered the release of more than three-dozen prisoners the U.S. Government considers “dangerous.”

This Feb. 6, 2012, photo shows two released detainees waiting in the Wardak provincial governor's compound at Forward Operating Base Airborne, Afghanistan. Before their release, the men promised to live peacefully and signed pledges to renounce violence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amanda Dick/Released)

This Feb. 6, 2012, photo shows two released detainees waiting in the Wardak provincial governor’s compound at Forward Operating Base Airborne, Afghanistan. Before their release, the men promised to live peacefully and signed pledges to renounce violence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amanda Dick)

Who are the prisoners being released from the Afghan-operated Bagram prison? Seventeen of the 37 to be released have reportedly been linked to the production of improvised explosive devices that killed 11 U.S. and NATO troops. Though the source of today’s news does not mention whether or not these soon-to-be-released Afghans were involved in any “Green-on-Blue” or “Insider” attacks, I think it’s safe to assume they would condone and, in the future, be involved in such attacks if given the opportunities.

Sadly, this poor decision made by Afghan officials serving on the Afghan Review Board is not much different than many of the decisions made at the highest levels of the U.S. Government which have had — and continue to have — negative impacts on our men and women in uniform.

To learn intimate details related to some of those decisions, order a copy of my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO. Available in paperback and ebook versions, the book received the endorsement of a retired Navy SEALs training program commander who describes what I reveal inside the book as “an unconscionable cover-up.” Other high-profile individuals endorsed it as well.

UPDATE 2/13/2014 at 9:23 a.m. Central: They been released!

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.

Ours Isn’t Only Government Inclined to Release Bad Guys

Barely four months ago, I shared news from Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. about detainees at Guantanamo Bay and what they did after being released.  Today, I can report that ours isn’t the only government inclined to release bad guys from prison too soon.

100707-F-3431H-016According to a Military.com report Wednesday, U.S. military officials said Tuesday that seven prisoners believed responsible for “Green-on-Blue” or “insider” attacks that killed U.S. and NATO troops may soon be released by Afghan government officials.

What was it that DNI Clapper reported four months ago?  Allow me to refresh your memory by sharing an excerpt from my piece published Sept. 6, 2013:

Good news from Guantanamo Bay! Well, sort of. The rate at which detainees return to terrorism (a.k.a., “reengage”) after being released “back into the wild” has not increased, according to the latest report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Instead, the rate has remained at 28 percent — the same as it was the last time I reported it. In other words, only 174 of 603 detainees who’ve been released from the U.S. Navy’s detention facility in Cuba have returned to their wicked ways!!!

ODNI GITMO Reengage 2013 LR

But there is some good news: Nineteen of the 174 have died since returning to terrorism and 52 are back in custody.

And there is more bad news: One-hundred and three are not in custody, probably on their way to Syria to engage in some U.S. taxpayer-supported regime change.

In my recently-released book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, I share details contained in letters and other documents I obtained during the past four years from individuals who served as high-ranking interrogation officials at GITMO. Most importantly, I share how they describe the damage done to national security by a Pentagon decision to strip GITMO interrogators of their most-effective tool for learning about detainees’ past exploits and future plans. And, of course, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. plays a key role in this story one retired Navy SEAL called “an unconscionable cover-up.”

I wonder what the loved ones of Americans killed or wounded in “Green-on-Blue” attacks think about the prospect of these Afghans being released.

To learn more about the war in Afghanistan and how decisions made at the highest levels of government have had — and continue to have — a negative impact on our men and women in uniform, order a copy of THE CLAPPER MEMO.  Available in paperback and ebook versions, it’s received a number of high-profile endorsements since its release in May.

UPDATE 1/09/2013 at 1:01 p.m. Central:  I hope Afghan government officials don’t change their minds and release the Afghan killer mentioned in this article.

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.

Officer’s Career Threatened for Trying to Save Fellow Marines From ‘Green-on-Blue’ Attack

In a piece almost four months ago, I shared shocking news: Marine Corps leaders were going after an officer who tried to prevent a “Green-on-Blue” attack on his fellow Marines in Afghanistan. Today, I share an update as that Marine officer, Maj. Jason Brezler, faces an inquiry this week.

In a segment (above) that aired Tuesday night, Greg Buckley Sr. and MaryLiz Grossetto appeared as guests on Fox News Channel’s The Kelly Files to discuss the case of Major Brezler. Their interest in his plight stems from the fact that Marine LCpl. Greg Buckley Jr., their 21-year-old son and nephew, respectively, died Aug. 10, 2012, precisely as a result of a “Green-on-Blue (a.k.a., ‘Insider’)” Attack — the very thing Major Brezler was trying to prevent. And he wasn’t alone. Two other Marines died, too.

TheClapperMemoFrontCoverLR 6-5-13What do Marine Corps leaders say Major Brezler did wrong as he tried to save the lives of his fellow Marines? He used a personal email account to notify fellow Marines of a threat to their safety in the form of an Afghan, Sarwar Jan, who was a “regular” at the camp where Corporal Buckley and his Marine brothers were stationed.

Want to know why am I interested in this case? Read a piece I published Aug. 25 under the headline, “I guess we should start suing” — Aunt of Fallen Marine Says, then you’ll understand. After that, order a copy of my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO.

THE CLAPPER MEMO has received powerful endorsements from Grossetto and several others — among them a former U.S. Navy SEALs commander, a former U.S. Army general, the parents of a member of the U.S. Navy’s SEAL TEAM SIX and the man who served as chief investigative counsel during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. After reading it, you’ll understand why.

THE CLAPPER MEMO is available in paperback and ebook versions.

UPDATE 12/20/2013 at 6:47 a.m. Central:  Overnight, I learned via this article that a three-member Marine Corps board of inquiry met this week and recommended Thursday that Major Brezler be separated from the Marine Corps with an honorable discharge.  At first shocked at the finding, I came to understand and agree with it after reading that he had reportedly kept 106 classified files on his personal computer.

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.

Book Exposes Flaws in Process Used to Screen Afghan Recruits

During four years spent conducting an exhaustive investigation, I collected numerous documents related to the vetting process used to screen Afghan recruits before they’re allowed to wear the uniforms of their country’s military, police and security agencies.  Today, I share a few examples that appear in my latest nonfiction book based on that investigation, THE CLAPPER MEMO.

In his unclassified May 12, 2011, report, “A CRISIS OF TRUST AND CULTURAL INCOMPATIBILITY,” behavioral scientist Jeffrey Bordin Ph.D., offered a chilling and critical observation for his International Security Assistance Force bosses:

“Four years ago after the May 6, 2007, murder of two U.S. Soldiers (COL James Harrison, Jr., and MSG Wilberto Sabalu, Jr.) by an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, an Afghan government official urged ‘patience’ regarding ISAF’s response to this killing.  After an additional 54 murders of ISAF personnel since then the time for ‘patience’ is long past.  Decisive actions in countering this murder epidemic are called for.”

Read more about this report in my Aug. 12, 2012, post, “Green-on-Blue” Attacks Keep Coming 15 Months After Study.

"Jingle Truck"

Spc. Ramiro Bojorquez, a combat medic with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, watches a brightly decorated “jingle truck” pass along Afghanistan’s Highway 1 in Ghazni province while he and follow paratroopers patrol the area April 20, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod).

When I obtained a copy of the Army 15-6 Investigation Report concerning an attack by a so-called Afghan “ally” that took place in Afghanistan March 19, 2011, and left several Americans dead, I found the investigating officer reached several troubling conclusions.  Among them, two stood out:

TheClapperMemoFrontCoverLR 6-5-13“…the policies defining the duties and responsibilities for vetting Armed Contracted Private Security Companies operating on International Security Assistance Force installations are vague and confusing.”

“…a larger comprehensive investigation be initiated to examine the vetting and screening procedures across Afghanistan.”

For more details about the 15-6 investigation, read the excerpt from THE CLAPPER MEMO that appears in my March 14 post, Army Investigation Report: Afghan Vetting Process Flawed.

While the above items are noteworthy, they represent but a tiny fraction of the findings I share in THE CLAPPER MEMO.  For more details, including never-before-published documents from insiders at Guantanamo Bay and exclusive interviews with Special Operations professionals, order a copy of THE CLAPPER MEMO.  It’s available in paperback and ebook versions at Amazon.com and comes highly recommended.

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.

Marine Corps Brass Goes After Officer Who Tried to Prevent ‘Green-on-Blue’ Attack

After reading a recent Marine Corps Times article, MaryLiz Grossetto contacted me Saturday afternoon with a request that I share some shocking information related to the death of her nephew, LCpl. Greg Buckley Jr., a 21-year-old Marine from Oceanside, N.Y., who died Aug. 10, 2012, in Afghanistan, the victim of a “Green-on-Blue (a.k.a., ‘Insider’)” Attack. With minor edits and accompanied by her warning, “This will break your heart, make you sick to your stomach and cause your blood to boil!” I share this information below:

LCpl Greg Buckley Jr., USMC

LCpl Greg Buckley Jr., USMC

Late last week, I received a call from Dan Lamothe.  He wanted to know if we wanted to comment on a story he had written for Marine Corps Times.  As he began to relay the story, it became clear to him I had no idea what he was talking about.

Towards the end of July 2012, she explained, two Marine captains became concerned about a district police chief who had come to live on Forward Operating Base Delhi, located at Garmsir in the Helmand River Valley of Helmand Province in south-central Afghanistan.  The police chief’s name was Sarwar Jan, and he had brought with him his Chai boy, Aynoddin.

Another captain in Garmsir suggested they reach out to Maj. Jason Brezler, a Marine Reservist who was, at that point, back in New York at his regular job working Special Ops for the Fire Department of New York City.

From Afghanistan, the captains e-mailed an “emergency request for info” to Major Brezler.  In turn, the major immediately responded with what he personally knew to be true:  Sarwar Jan was big trouble, and any troops within his reach could be in imminent danger.

The captains passed this info on to their superiors.  What did the Marine Corps brass do with it?  NOTHING!

Two weeks after Major Brezler did everything he could to protect his fellow Marines, three of them were dead and one was critically wounded.

What did the brass do now?  They went after Major Brezler!

Investigators from the Naval Criminal Investigations Service showed up at his FDNY Fire House, searched his apartment and ripped apart his computer.

A Marine Corps colonel who had never even met Major Brezler wrote a career-ending fitness report and told the major he was “finished.”

So what do YOU think is really going on here?  I’ll tell you what I think.  It’s a “shell game!”  Keep everyone’s eyes on Major Brezler, and maybe no one will notice “We Screwed Up.”

The Marine commanders had more than two weeks notice.  Why was Jan and his unvetted Chai Boy allowed to remain on base?

Why weren’t our men warned about the imminent danger and told to carry their weapons and have “guardian angels” with them at the gym?

In my opinion, whoever made the decision to ignore Major Brezler’s warnings should be considered an accessory to murder.

Please don’t let this go unchallenged. Major Brezler has done nothing but the right thing his entire career. Don’t let these cowards sacrifice him in an effort to Cover Their Own Asses.

Did this administration’s fear of confronting or offending the Afghans once again take precedence over our troops safety??  Clearly, this is another cover-up.

PLEASE take the time to read Dan Lamothe’s article and then let us know what you think.

I’ll pass your comments on to U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.).  It’s about time our commander-in-chief and his military moppets learn we’re on to them!

Thank you for your continued support!

Greg Buckley Jr. on Facebook

Am I surprised by the information shared by this Gold Star family member?  Not at all.  She gets it.

Judging by the comments that appear after the Marine Corps Times article, others get it as well.  I know I do.  Why?  Because it’s the type of scandalous information I uncovered during my exhaustive four-year investigation that led me to write THE CLAPPER MEMO.

Now what?  CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON, D.C., and demand they investigate this matter and ensure Major Brezler is not punished for trying to save his fellow Marines.

In addition, you can order a copy of THE CLAPPER MEMO.  It’s available in paperback and ebook versions and has received endorsements from several noteworthy Americans.  Like the story above, it will make your blood boil.

UPDATE:  See Officer’s Career Threatened for Trying to Save Fellow Marines From ‘Green-on-Blue’ Attack.

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.

‘I guess we should start suing’ — Aunt of Fallen Marine Says

Two days ago, I used this site to ask the kind of question a younger, more idealistic me might have considered anti-American and, perhaps, even subversive:  Should Families of US Soldiers Be Allowed to Sue Dept of Defense?  After I shared that question on Facebook, I heard from a woman with a vested interest in the question.

LCpl Greg Buckley Jr., USMC

LCpl Greg Buckley Jr., USMC

MaryLiz Grossetto is the aunt of LCpl. Greg Buckley Jr., a 21-year-old Marine from Oceanside, N.Y., who died Aug. 10, 2012, as the result of a “Green-on-Blue” (a.k.a., “Insider”) Attack waged by an Afghan “ally” wearing the uniform of his country.  On Saturday afternoon, she commented on an item I had posted on the Facebook page dedicated to her nephew. Excerpts from her response appear below with only minor edits:

Bob, if you had asked anyone in my family that question a year ago I’m pretty sure the answer would have been “NO.”

What a difference a year makes!

A year ago, I would have thought, “God forbid something happens, that’s the risk you were willing to take.”

Of course, a year ago I was under the mistaken impression that this country was doing all it could to protect & provide for our military. Sadly, today I know that is not the case. This administration is more concerned with how the Afghans will perceive things than making sure our own men are as safe as possible.

Ms. Grossetto has come to understand a lot during the year since her nephew died.  Later in her response, she asked and answered some pointed questions:

Did we take measures to ensure our military would be safe?  Did we order our men to carry loaded weapons at all times?  Did we provide “Guardian Angels” to watch over our soldiers when they were most vulnerable? NO! WHY? Because we were too busy handing out pamphlets & ordering our soldiers to attend “culture & sensitivity training” so our heroes would not “offend” Afghans.

Did we use the best, most advanced equipment when it came to vetting these Afghan soldiers / police? NO!

Have we thoroughly investigated what happened to Extortion 17? NO!

Have we investigated & spoken the truth about Benghazi? NO!

She concluded her response this way:

So, in answer to your question, I guess we should start suing.  Maybe that will help this administration get it’s priorities in order! Until Then, God Help Us All!

TheClapperMemoFrontCoverLR 6-5-13Most Americans, I fear, are more like Ms. Grossetto was before she lost her nephew in Afghanistan.  They remain largely unaware of the hardships facing American men and women in uniform, and unaware of how many of those hardships stem from misguided decisions made by top government leaders.

After reading my latest book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, and recognizing how I had connected the dots between three memos — including one issued by James R. Clapper Jr., now the nation’s top intelligence official — and hundreds of American casualties resulting from Green-on-Blue Attacks, Ms. Grossetto offered her endorsement of the book.

Four others — among them a former U.S. Navy SEALs commander, a former U.S. Army general, the parents of a member of the U.S. Navy’s SEAL TEAM SIX and the man who served as chief investigative counsel during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton — have read the book and offered similarly-powerful endorsements.

After reading THE CLAPPER MEMO, I think you’ll find yourself in agreement with those who’ve endorsed the book. It’s available in paperback and ebook versions.

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.