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George Noory

George Noory

TALK RADIO ALERT: Tune in to Coast to Coast AM with host George Noory beginning at Midnight Central tonight! I’ll be on the show for two hours to discuss THE CLAPPER MEMO, my second nonfiction book in which I share the findings of my exhaustive four-year investigation into the federal government’s use of so-called “credibility assessment” technologies, including the polygraph.

The list of topics we’ll discuss includes, but will not be limited to, the Edward Snowden/NSA spying scandal, the “Green-on-Blue” or “Insider” attacks in Afghanistan and the interrogation of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. In addition, we’ll discuss how these topics connect to the “turf war” that’s raged silently for more than 40 years between polygraph loyalists and all challengers to their century-old technology.

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UPDATE 3/14/14 at 9:36 a.m. Central:  Seven and a half hours ago, I wrapped up my two-hour guest appearance on Coast to Coast AM.  Funniest moment:  A caller told host George Noory and me that his employer years earlier had required him to take frequent polygraphs. When I asked the man what kind of work he did, he said he was a projectionist at an X-rated theater.  Huh?  Also had a caller accuse me of making up stuff about knowing Army Rangers, Green Berets, Navy SEALs, etc. I told him that, unlike Joe Biden, I was not going to divulge the names of any of the “Quiet Professionals” to whom I made a promise of anonymity.  To download a podcast (subscription required) of the show, click here.

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.

Counterintelligence Expert: One-Size-Fits-All Approach Harms National Security

After reading a report issued Feb. 11 by the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, I contacted a retired counterintelligence operative with whom I’ve been friends for several years and asked him to offer feedback about the report that had been released almost five months after Aaron Alexis murdered 12 people and injured four others at the DC Navy Yard.  He agreed.

House COGR DC Navy Yard ReportThough he spoke on condition of anonymity due to the nature of his past and present work, his observations about the SLIPPING THROUGH THE CRACKS report deserve your attention.

“It just goes to show the Feds continue to use antiquated policies and procedures for vetting U.S. persons who require security clearances,” he said, noting that federal government agencies are using the same security policies and procedures that have been used as “templates” in Iraq and Afghanistan and produced high levels of infiltration by individuals hostile toward U.S. personnel.  For more details, read my articles about “Green-on-Blue” or “Insider” attacks in Afghanistan.

Click to read my articles about "Green-on-Blue" or "Insider" attacks in Afghanistan.

Click to read my articles about “Green-on-Blue” or “Insider” attacks in Afghanistan.

Knowing I had authored THE CLAPPER MEMO, a book about a long-fought “turf war” between polygraph loyalists and all challengers to their century-old technology, he told me one could show a nexus between flawed policies and procedures and the broken polygraph program currently embraced by the federal government.

“Clearly, the old timers such as (Director of National Intelligence James R.) Clapper have not kept up with the advances that have taken place both with technology and with vetting procedures,” he explained.  “Even most major police departments and many smaller police departments conduct a more thorough investigation and have a more thorough vetting process than the federal government agencies.”

Part of the blame lies with following a one-size-fits-all approach and catering to the common denominator.

“Things were better when each agency was required to vet and investigate its own people.  Now you have the entire process contracted out, and the people doing the investigations are being paid by their production (i.e.., the number of cases/leads they complete) instead of by the quality of their investigations.”  For more details, read my articles about Edward Snowden.

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“The federal government should study the ‘best practices’ of local police departments when it comes to screening, vetting and investigating employees,” he explained after noting that more U.S. police agencies use non-polygraph technologies than polygraph and “may learn some valuable lessons” by doing so.

Then he shared an example of how the current misguided approach trickles into other federal government programs.

“What does it say about how serious they really are when they are hiring known criminals as (ObamaCare) health care navigators because of a policy that requires no background checks?   This is just another ‘eye wash’ report that will do nothing to fix the broken system that is in place.

“They could easily fix it if they wanted to,” he concluded, “but the federal behemoth will continue doing business as usual — as they have demonstrated with the polygraph.”

Wise words from someone with decades of experience in the world of counterintelligence.

To learn more about the turf war mentioned above, ORDER A COPY of THE CLAPPER MEMO.

FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH:  The same committee that produced the report mentioned above is set to hold a hearing Thursday at 10 a.m. Eastern to discuss the deaths of 30 Americans, including 17 members of the U.S. Navy’s SEAL TEAM SIX, aboard a single helicopter in Afghanistan Aug. 6, 2011.  For more details, read my articles about “EXTORTION 17.”

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.

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.

DoD Spokesman Labels ‘Insider Threat’ to Troops in Afghanistan ‘As Dangerous As It Ever Was’

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby was quoted in Stars and Stripes Friday as saying the “insider threat” against American forces in Afghanistan is “as dangerous as it ever was.” And he’s right. What he did not mention, however, is the fact that many “insider attacks” are preventable.

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Admiral Kirby’s comments likely stem from the fact that he’s been kept in the dark about decisions made by senior Department of Defense officials during the past decade that have resulted in the best screening and interrogation tools available being kept out of the hands of U.S. military and intelligence officials. Out of the hands of interrogation officials in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. And, most recently, out of the vetting process used to screen recruits hoping to serve in Afghanistan’s military, police and security agencies.

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In my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, I share never-before-published details about decisions made by DoD officials at the highest levels — including Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. when he was serving as Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence — and about decisions that should be made in the future.

Unfortunately for good men like Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore., and Sgt. First Class Roberto C. Skelt, 41, of York, Fla., any decisions to change policy will come too late. The Army Special Forces Soldiers were killed Wednesday when, according to the aforementioned Stripes report, two individuals wearing Afghan National Army uniforms opened fire on them with machine guns. They became casualties of yet another “Green-on-Blue” or “Insider Attack.”

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Capt. Larry W. Bailey, U.S. Navy retired, came to understand the gravity of this situation after reading THE CLAPPER MEMO. In fact, the former commander of the U.S. Navy SEALs training program described what I reveal in the book as “an unconscionable cover-up.” Others have offered similar assessments.

See if you agree. Order your copy 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.

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.

Generals’ Meeting in Kabul Fails to Curb ‘Green-on-Blue’ Attacks

“A LOT OF GOOD THAT DID!”

US Generals Gather in Kabul 8-19-12The 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.

Spike in G-o-B Attacks 7-31-13And that’s not the worst of it!

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.

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.