“A LOT OF GOOD THAT DID!”
The red-letter thought above entered my mind after I looked back at the so-called progress made during the past year or so to stem the often-deadly “Green-on-Blue” attacks waged by so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their nation’s military, police and security agencies.
One year ago today, I published the article, U.S. Generals Gather in Kabul to Discuss ‘Green-on-Blue’ Attacks, which offered little more than the information contained in the headline. The gathering, however, was worth noting. Why? Because it came only two days after I published another piece in which I used a headline to trumpet the fact that little had changed 15 months after publication of a study critical of the International Security Assistance Force‘s approach to combating “Green-on-Blue” attacks. The objective of the meeting was, obviously, to figure out a way to stop the attacks.
Fast forward to 19 days ago when I shared yet another article in which I bemoaned the fact that news of a spike in ‘insider’ attacks had been buried in the latest DoD progress report from Afghanistan.
2011, 2012, 2013… Starting to see a pattern here?
I spent almost four years conducting an exhaustive four-year investigation into the federal government’s use of credibility assessment technologies, one of which — the polygraph — has been touted as a “Key Component” Against “Insider Threats.” Along the way, I began to see a pattern as well. In fact, I saw several patterns — none of them good.
Folks who’ve read my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, saw the patterns, too:
• “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.” – BILLY and KAREN VAUGHN, parents of U.S. Navy SEAL Aaron Carson Vaughn, a member of SEAL Team Six who lost his life along with 29 other Americans when their helicopter, call sign “Extortion 17,” was shot down in Afghanistan Aug. 6, 2011.
•• “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.” — MAJ. GEN. PAUL VALLELY (U.S. Army, Ret.), former deputy commander of U.S. Army Pacific.
••• “Bob McCarty’s book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, represents 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!” — DAVID P. SCHIPPERS, Chief Investigative Counsel during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and co-author of the book, SELLOUT: The Inside Story of President Clinton’s Impeachment.
•••• “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.” — MaryLiz Grossetto, the aunt of LCpl. Greg Buckley Jr., a 21-year-old Marine who died Aug. 10, 2012, as the result of a “Green-on-Blue” or “Insider” attack.
••••• “An unconscionable cover-up.” — CAPT. LARRY W. BAILEY (U.S. Navy SEALs, Ret.), former commander of the U.S. Navy SEALs Training Program and co-founder of Special Operations Speaks, a veterans group dedicated, among other things, to restoring trust and confidence in government.
If you’re interested in reading never-before-published details about the roles high-profile people — including Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. — have played in an “unconscionable cover-up” unrelated to the NSA/PRISM scandal, read THE CLAPPER MEMO. It’s available in paperback and ebook.