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!

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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.

BETRAYED: New Book to Expose Truth About SEAL TEAM SIX Deaths in Afghanistan

Thirty brave Americans were betrayed Aug. 6, 2011, when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter — call sign “Extortion 17″ — was shot down in Afghanistan. Not just any Americans, most were members of the U.S. Navy’s SEAL TEAM SIX, “silent professionals” who had gained unwanted attention for their work on the raid only a few weeks earlier that took out Osama bin Laden.  Now, the truth about their mission is about to be told.

Extortion 17 Lives lostIn his soon-to-be-released book, BETRAYED:  The High Cost of the War on Terror, author Billy Vaughn will reveal never-before-published findings about the ill-fated mission and the criminal cover-up by our nation’s civilian and military leaders that followed.

Not only did I have the privilege of reading 1,200-plus heavily-redacted pages from the investigation report family members of the fallen warriors received from Special Operations Command officials, but I had the privilege of advising the book’s author on matters related to the flawed vetting process used to screen Afghans before they’re allowed to work alongside Americans in Afghanistan.

Along the way, I came to understand the intensity with which hearts and souls have been poured into this project.  As a result, I highly recommend you read BETRAYED:  The High Cost of the War on Terror, at your first opportunity.

To pre-order a copy of the book, visit http://SpecialOpsBetrayed.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.

FULL DISCLOSURE:  My endorsement of BETRAYED has nothing to do with the fact that both of its authors have endorsed my book, THE CLAPPER MEMO.  Likewise, I have not been and will not be compensated in any way for the assistance noted above that I provided to the project.

UPDATE 9/10/2013 at 5:12 p.m. Central:  Recently, I learned that Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely (U.S. Army, Ret.) has pulled out of the project.  In speaking with Vaughn today, he told me he is committed to seeing the book released as soon as possible.

Parents of Fallen Navy SEAL Praise THE CLAPPER MEMO

After watching a May 9 news conference, I reached out to Billy and Karen Vaughn, the parents of Aaron Carson Vaughn, an elite U.S. Navy SEAL who died along with 29 other Americans after their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan Aug. 6, 2011.  Yesterday, they reached back to me.

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I had been drawn to Billy and Karen by the fact that they were among the SEAL Team Six family members speaking at the news conference who said they believed a flawed vetting process is partly to blame for the deaths of their loved ones.  Because the flawed vetting process is at the heart of my latest book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, I simply had to get the book in front of them.

During a phone conversation, I told Billy about THE CLAPPER MEMO and asked if he would be willing to read it.  After he said, “Yes,” I shipped him a copy and waited for feedback.

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Left to right: Billy Vaughn, Bob McCarty and Karen Vaughn.

Three weeks later and quite unexpectedly, I ran into Billy and Karen in person.  Both of us had both made last-minute decisions to attend an event in Fort Lauderdale.

While visiting over dinner the evening of June 8, I learned Billy was spending a great deal of his time searching for answers about his son’s final mission, call sign “Extortion 17,” and writing a soon-to-be-released book, BETRAYED: Exposing the High Cost of the War on Terror.  As a result, he had not yet finished reading THE CLAPPER MEMO.  Still, he promised he would.  As an added plus, Karen said she was reading the book whenever Billy didn’t have it in his hands.

On Saturday afternoon, after seven more weeks had passed, Karen sent me a powerful note in which she informed me that she and Billy had finished reading THE CLAPPER MEMO:

TheClapperMemoFrontCoverLR 6-5-13THE 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.  In this gripping account of one man’s quest for truth, McCarty exposes filthy backroom deals bent on squelching the best technology available for securing quick, reliable, lifesaving information in the theater of battle.

The most shocking revelation for us, as parents of a fallen Navy SEAL, was learning that Army leadership was more willing to rely on laboratory studies commissioned by officials and agencies with vested interests in the outdated polygraph than in what they were being told by real-life heroes on the field of battle.  The almighty dollar wins again…while the Soldier dies and Americans live at greater risk than necessary. Billy & Karen Vaughn

If those words and the words of others who’ve endorsed the book do not make you want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO, then I don’t know what will.  Thanks in advance for ordering a copy and spreading the word about my book.

SEE ALSO:  After you order a copy of the book, please visit Operation300.com, the website of the non-profit foundation established in honor of Aaron Carson Vaughn.  Funds raised support a camp designed to create week-long experiences for children who have lost their fathers as a result of service to our country.

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.

Seal Team Six Families News Conference Video

This morning, I shared details of the SEAL Team Six families’ news conference that took place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., at 10 a.m. Eastern today.  Now, I offer video from the event (below):

WORTH NOTING:  Two of the retired military officers mentioned during the opening of this video, Maj. General Paul Vallely (U.S. Army Ret.) and Capt. Larry W. Bailey (U.S. Navy SEAL Ret.), endorsed my recently-published book, THE CLAPPER MEMO.  In other words, they stand behind what I uncovered during a four-year investigation.  To read details about their endorsements, click here.

You can order a copy of THE CLAPPER MEMO in paperback or ebook versions from Amazon.

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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.

SEAL Team Six Families Echo THE CLAPPER MEMO’s Findings

During a morning news conference today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six family members said a flawed vetting process is partly to blame for the deaths of their loved ones in Afghanistan. In my just-released nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, I reached the same conclusion based on four years of in-depth investigation.

TheClapperMemoFrontCoverLR 6-5-13Though I was unable to attend today’s news conference in person, the NPC web page for the event contained an outline of seven items family members said they would reveal while highlighting “the government’s culpability in the deaths of their sons in a fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan following the successful raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound.” One of those items appears below and is particularly relevant:

#6. How Afghani forces accompanying the Navy SEAL Team VI servicemen on the helicopter were not properly vetted and how they possibly disclosed classified information to the Taliban about the mission, resulting in the shoot down of the helicopter.

In THE CLAPPER MEMO, I not only expose major flaws in the eight-step vetting process currently being used to vet Afghans before they are allowed to don their uniforms and work alongside Americans assigned to train and mentor them, but I trace the problem back almost ten years to the issuance of the first of three Department of Defense memos. All three memos deemed the polygraph the only credibility assessment technology approved for use by agency employees (i.e., military and intelligence personnel). One was issued by James R. Clapper Jr., now our nation’s top intelligence official.

You can order a copy of THE CLAPPER MEMO in paperback or ebook versions from Amazon. It comes highly recommended.

UPDATE 5/9/2013 at 7:57 p.m. Central:  Below is a video from the news conference:

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SEAL Team Six Families Set News Conference Thursday Morning; Obama to Face Tough Questions

At 10 a.m. Eastern Thursday, Navy SEAL Team VI Families are holding a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  According to the NPC web page for the event, the families will reveal the government’s culpability in the deaths of their sons in a fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan following the successful raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound.  Taking place a day after the House Benghazi Hearings, this could be the proverbial “nail in the coffin” of the Obama Administration.

Below is the text of the news advisory on the NPC webpage:

(Washington, D.C.). Three families of Navy SEAL Team VI special forces servicemen, along with one family of an Army National Guardsman, will appear at a press conference on May 9, 2013, to disclose never before revealed information about how and why their sons along with 26 others died in a fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011, just a few months after the successful raid on the compound of Osama Bin Laden that resulted in the master terrorist’s death.

Accompanying the families of these dead Navy SEAL Team VI special operations servicemen will be retired military experts verifying their accounts of how and why the government is as much responsible for the deaths of their sons as is the Taliban.

The areas of inquiry at the press conference will include but not be limited to:

1. How President Obama and Vice President Biden, having disclosed on May 4, 2011, that Navy Seal Team VI carried out the successful raid on Bin Laden’s compound resulting in the master terrorist’s death, put a retaliatory target on the backs of the fallen heroes.

2. How and why high-level military officials sent these Navy SEAL Team VI heroes into battle without special operations aviation and proper air support.

3. How and why middle-level military brass carries out too many ill-prepared missions to boost their standing with top-level military brass and the Commander-in-Chief in order that they can be promoted.

4. How the military restricts special operations servicemen and others from engaging in timely return fire when fired upon by the Taliban and other terrorist groups and interests, thus jeopardizing the servicemen’s lives.

5. How and why the denial of requested pre-assault fire may have contributed to the shoot down of the Navy SEAL Team VI helicopter and the death of these special operations servicemen.

6. How Afghani forces accompanying the Navy SEAL Team VI servicemen on the helicopter were not properly vetted and how they possibly disclosed classified information to the Taliban about the mission, resulting in the shoot down of the helicopter.

7. How military brass, while prohibiting any mention of a Judeo-Christian God, invited a Muslim cleric to the funeral for the fallen Navy SEAL Team VI heroes who disparaged in Arabic the memory of these servicemen by damning them as infidels to Allah. A video of the Muslim cleric’s “prayer” will be shown with a certified translation.

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“This press conference takes on special significance given that our government has over the last twelve years since September 11th committed brave American servicemen to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that, in large part as a result of politics, were poorly conceived of and implemented, resulting in the deaths of thousands and the maiming of tens of thousands of our brave heroes. To make matters even worse, America has effectively lost these wars,” stated Larry Klayman, legal counsel for the families.

For more information contact Freedom Watch at daj142182@gmail.com or Tel: (424) 274-2579.

Stay tuned for fireworks!

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Navy SEAL’s Parents Slam Obama

Billy and Karen Vaughn slammed President Barack Obama and the Rules of Engagement put in place on his watch as being largely to blame for the death of their son, Special Operations Chief Aaron Carson Vaughn, a member of U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six who died along with 29 others on Aug. 6, 2011, after their helicopter, call sign “Extortion 17,” was shot down in Afghanistan.

“It would be fair to say we became tragically aware that perhaps the cruelest, most-deceitful acts of this Administration have been perpetrated against the very ones who fight to defend and protect it,” said Karen Vaughn, speaking recently before a distinguished audience of combat veterans and elected officials in St. Augustine, Fla.

The fallen SEAL’s mother would go on to describe President Obama’s Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan the night her son died as “criminal” and blame Vice President Joe Biden for placing targets on the backs of members of SEAL Team Six via his comments about the unit being responsible for the death of Osama Bin Laden May 2, 2011.

After his wife spoke, Billy Vaughn recalled how a three-star admiral told grieving family members — parents and spouses of the fallen warriors — that their decision-making was based on wanting to win “the hearts and minds” of the enemy rather than defeat him.

“Aaron did not join the SEAL Challenge Program after September 11, 2001, to win their hearts and minds,” the father explained.  “He joined, and was trained, to defeat the enemy.

“America’s enemies throughout the world must know that America is strong and that we will lead,” he continued.  “For there to be peace as much as is humanly possible, America’s enemies must know that their is resolve among our leadership.

“We must let our warriors use the force that is necessary to defeat the enemy and allow as many of them as possible to return home safely to those that love them,” he said before concluding, “America needs a commander-in-chief who has our military’s back, and that is not President Barack Obama.”

Vote wisely, folks.

To learn more about the Vaughns and the organization they founded in the wake of their son’s death, visit http://ForOurSon.us.

Bob McCarty is the author of “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice,” a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, “The CLAPPER MEMO,” is set for release this fall.