The Interrogator: An Education
A New America Book Event with
Glenn L. Carle
Editor’s Note: The YouTube video shown here is the short version. To understand what happened to this CIA agent and why he has written this book, after watching the short video, click on the note that says “click here to watch Full Event.” He was a career CIA man, who faced with orders to torture a man who was believed to be a high-ranking Al Queda officer, found that the orders went against his moral fiber and the values he considers American. He could not carry out what was asked of him. Here is a story from the inside that we don’t usually, if at all, get a chance to hear: What they asked, what they told him to justify what they asked, special secret interrogation locations (“black sites”), his CIA training.
The New America Foundation’s National Security Studies Program hosted an event on August 8 with former CIA clandestine officer Glenn Carle. Mr. Carle spoke about his new book, The Interrogator: An Education, in which he discusses his experiences as head of the interrogation of a “high-value” terrorism detainee in two C.I.A. “black sites” abroad, and the lessons he learned about terrorism and the failings of the Global War on Terror. The event was moderated by Patrick Doherty, deputy director of the National Security Studies Program.