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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.

REPORT: Four More GITMO Detainees Returned to Terror

In a new semi-annual report, “Re-Engagement of Detainees Formerly Held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,” released Wednesday, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. reveals that four more former GITMO detainees returned to terrorism/insurgent activities and 74 others are suspected to have done so.

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The new DNI report bumps up to 29 percent the number of GITMO detainees returning to terrorism, up from 28 percent six months ago.

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The “silver lining” in this report can be found in the fact that three of the four detainees confirmed as having reengaged are no longer among the living.

In my second nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, I share details about GITMO detainees obtained from the high-ranking interrogation officials who interrogated them there. 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, DNI Clapper plays a key role in this story one retired Navy SEALs training program commander called “an unconscionable cover-up.”Learn more by ordering a copy of THE CLAPPER MEMO, a book which has received a number of high-profile endorsements.

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.

Author Not Surprised to Hear Retired General Say Muslim Brotherhood Inside Pentagon

When I heard retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin telling an interviewer in the video below that he knows our government — including the Pentagon! — has been infiltrated at the highest levels by members of the radical Muslim Brotherhood, I wasn’t the least bit surprised. Why? I’ll explain after you watch the video below.

I wasn’t surprised, because I spent four years conducting an exhaustive investigation of the credibility assessment tools relied upon by federal government agencies and members of the contractor community as they screen individuals for employment, conduct background investigations and interrogate individuals suspected of criminal, terrorist and/or treasonous activities.

Along the way, I uncovered three separate memos — one of which was issued by then-Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., who now serves as Director of National Intelligence — via which senior Department of Defense officials informed all DoD personnel that the century-old polygraph was the only credibility assessment technology authorized for their use.

I also revealed the existence of a “turf war” that’s been raging silently for more than 40 years between polygraph loyalists unwilling to embrace a newer, more-reliable technology that’s already been embraced by more than 1,900 local and state law enforcement agencies nationwide.

General Boykin’s claims begin to make sense when one takes into consideration how well the polygraph has performed in several key areas:

• Despite what International Security Assistance Force officials once posted and later removed from the ISAF Facebook page, the portable polygraph deployed to Afghanistan certainly hasn’t improved the vetting process used to screen Afghan recruits or prevented record numbers of “Green-on-Blue” Attacks during the past five years.

• Periodic polygraph exams should have helped prevent the unauthorized disclosure of millions of classified and/or sensitive documents by people like Edward Snowden. Instead, he was able to pass the very polygraph exams that were supposed to have caught him.

• During the early days of the so-called “Global War on Terror,” officials at Guantanamo Bay found themselves unable to count on support from polygraph loyalists when it came time to interrogate detainees. And when they turned to a non-polygraph technology and began to realize extraordinary results, DoD officials removed the non-polygraph tool from their arsenal!

The general’s claim also makes sense when one considers that a Freedom of Information Act request, via which I seek to obtain copies of unclassified documents related to DoD contracts for purchases of polygraph equipment, is about to turn 20 months old.

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It’s worth noting that I’m not the only one who believes what I share on this topic in my second nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO.

Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, a retired U.S. Army general who once served as deputy commander of U.S. Army Pacific, endorsed the book, 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!”

Gold Star family members have praised the book, too.

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.”

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.”

I hope you’ll take the opportunity to read the book, too!

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.

Townhall Columnist Praises My Latest Book, The Clapper Memo

Be sure to read Mark Baisley’s latest Townhall.com article, When Technology War Kills Our Own Soldiers, in which he shares his review of my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO.

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For more information about the book, visit http://TheClapperMemo.com.

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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.

Director of National Intelligence Should Be Fired for Lies, Actions

A mildly-courageous few — among them, a congressman from Michigan and a senator from Kentucky — have urged President Barack Obama to ask for James R. Clapper’s immediate resignation after the nation’s top intelligence official admitted he lied under oath.  None, however, have asked for the spymaster’s proverbial “head on a platter.”  And then there’s me!

Clapper Office Book Photo

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Going well beyond President Obama’s statement Friday that the Director of National Intelligence “should have been more careful” when testifying before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee March 12, 2013, I released THE CLAPPER MEMO.

My second nonfiction book and the product of an exhaustive four-year investigation, THE CLAPPER MEMO exposes this title-inspiring man’s leading role in preventing U.S. military and intelligence personnel from having access to the best interrogation equipment available.  And that’s just the beginning!

Though THE CLAPPER MEMO has yet to gain the kind of attention as Clapper’s lying and spying exploits, it has received glowing endorsements from several high-level individuals who appreciate its implications:

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“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 and author of the book, BETRAYED: The Shocking True Story of Extortion 17 as told by a Navy SEAL’s Father.  Aaron was 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.  Learn more about their endorsement here.

“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.  Learn more about his endorsement here.

“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.  Learn more about his endorsement here.

“An unconscionable cover-up.”CAPT. LARRY W. BAILEY (U.S. Navy SEALs, Ret.), former commander of the U.S. Navy SEALs BUD/S Training ProgramLearn more about his endorsement here.

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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.

Congress Deserves Much Blame for Edward Snowden Scandal

I read with interest this weekend an NBC article in which House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) is quoted as saying that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden “was a thief who we believe had some help.” Though I don’t have enough information upon which to agree or disagree with that assessment, I do know members of Congress deserve a great deal of blame for Snowden’s actions.

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If members of Congress had exercised more oversight of decision-making processes used by federal government agency officials to select credibility assessment technologies, then its unlikely Edward Snowden would have found himself in a position whereby he might be able to compromise national security. Instead, he was able to pass the very polygraph exams that were supposed to have caught him.

“More oversight” would involve holding Defense Intelligence Agency officials accountable to members of the public who attempt to use the Freedom of Information Act to obtain copies of unclassified documents from the agency. I, for one, have waited more than 18 months for DIA officials to comply with one of my requests.

It would also involve tightening controls on programs via which Justice and Defense Department agencies dispense millions of grant dollars to individuals, usually academics, whose research methods often produce results that are suspect at best.

Americans to Congress: "I Can Do Better!"Finally, it would involve listening to people such as the retired U.S. Army Green Beret I interviewed as part of my aforementioned investigation. He used a non-polygraph technology to conduct nearly 500 interrogations — more than any other individual in the U.S. military and nearly half of the total number of exams conducted by Army Special Forces Groups between 2004 and 2009 — and told me he would be willing to testify in front of Congress about the non-polygraph technology he described as “essential” for saving lives in combat zones.

Of course, members of Congress are not alone in being responsible for national security shortfalls. Others are spotlighted inside the pages of my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO.

The product of an exhaustive four-year investigation, THE CLAPPER MEMO reveals what one retired Navy SEALs training program commander described as “an unconscionable cover-up” and what several other high-profile individuals have endorsed as well.  It’s available in paperback and ebook versions. Order 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.

Did Involvement in Role-Playing Games Lead to Girl’s Murder?

Did a teenage boy’s reported fascination with role-playing games play a role in the stabbing death of his 12-year-old sister, Stephanie Crowe? That’s a question investigators might ask as they reopen a 15-year-old murder case following the retrial and acquittal Friday of a man who served more than a decade in prison after being convicted of voluntary manslaughter in 2002.

THE CLAPPER MEMO by Bob McCartyAccording to the Los Angeles Times report via which I learned of 44-year-old Richard Tuite’s acquittal, Michael Crowe was one of three individuals originally charged with murder after his sister was found stabbed to death inside her family’s home in Escondido, Calif., in January 1998.  According to the report by Tony Perry, the district attorney at the time went so far as to say Michael, then 14, had confessed under questioning and that a murder weapon had been found beneath the bed of one of his friends.

Within hours of reading the Times report, I published a piece in which I focused on ABC News Chief Investigative Reporter Brian Ross’ flawed coverage of one aspect of the case (i.e., the technology used during the interrogation of Michael Crowe by Escondido police investigators) and the attention the case received in my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO. But I didn’t stop there.

I searched online for more details about the case and stumbled upon a synopsis (see screenshot) of a 2002 television movie, “The Interrogation of Michael Crowe.”  Published at IMDb.com, a paragraph from that synopsis appears unedited below:

The Interrogation of Michael Crowe PosterHis family is horrified, his parents unbelieving that their son could kill his little sister so brutally, she was stabbed 14 times and Michael, just like about every red-blooded American teenage boy, has lots of drawings of knives used in various poses. He plays Dungeons & Dragons, a role-playing game which can become theoretically a bit violent amongst the players and in which many kinds of blades are used

Could it be that the victim’s brother had a penchant for role-playing games that some associate with violence?  I have no way of knowing.  One would assume, however, that the individual who wrote the synopsis based its content upon what he gleaned by watching the television movie — which, by the way, I have not watched.  Regardless, I suspect investigators will look into this subject matter as they revisit the case in search of truth.  Rest assured, I will keep my eyes on developments in this case as they surface.

To learn more about this case and other details related to the use of credibility assessment technologies during interrogations of criminal suspects, order a copy of THE CLAPPER MEMO. The product of an exhaustive four-year investigation, the book is available in paperback and ebook versions and has been endorsed by several high-profile Americans who understand the implications of my findings. Order your copy today!

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.

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.