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    anemptytextlline
    2017-08-03
    LETTER SEEKING EXPEDITED REVIEW OF MARK FALLON’S 'UNJUSTIFIABLE MEANS'
    American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU
    URL:
    https://www.aclu.org/letter/letter-seeking-expedited-review-mark-fallons-unjustifiable-means
    Excerpt/Summary
    The ACLU cited Mr. Fallon's First Amendment right to a timely review, as well as the public's First Amendment right to hear his account in the book. Further stating, "It is hard to escape the inference that the extended delay in reviewing Mr. Fallon's book is related to his criticisms of the torture policies." 
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-08-03
    GROUPS ASK SENATORS TO END HOLD-UP OF FORMER NCIS OFFICER'S BOOK ON TORTURE
    American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU
    URL:
    https://www.aclu.org/news/groups-ask-senators-end-hold-former-ncis-officers-book-torture
    Excerpt/Summary
    “The torture architects and advocates have controlled the public narrative with the myth that the unlawful prisoner torture program was safe, necessary, and effective — even while official investigations repeatedly prove that is false,” said Fallon. “It's time to hear from, and about the government officials that opposed those inhuman practices and acted with the courage of their convictions and tried to prevent the adoption of torture as a national policy. ‘Unjustifiable Means’ needs to be added to the public debate on this issue, before it's too late.”
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-08-03
    Pentagon suppressing book on interrogations: former investigator
    Reuters
    URL:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-torture-idUSKBN1AJ2NG
    Excerpt/Summary
    Fallon, who retired in 2010, was the deputy commander and chief investigator for the Criminal Investigation Task Force, which the Pentagon formed in 2002 to investigate suspected extremists held at U.S. detention facilities. Fallon's complaints about detainee abuse helped end the brutal techniques first used by other interrogators at the Navy base in Cuba, and then employed in Iraq and elsewhere. His book, Fallon said, is especially important given that President Donald Trump during the 2016 election campaign advocated reviving brutal interrogation techniques.
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-08-03
    Is U.S. blocking publication of former NCIS investigator’s tell-all torture book?
    Miami Herald
    URL:
    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/guantanamo/article165286797.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    Between 2002 and 2004 Fallon was Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Defense’s Criminal Investigation Task Force, and was responsible for some interrogations and evaluating intelligence with an eye toward prosecution by military commission. He has been outspokenly critical of decision making during that period, telling the Miami Herald last year that some captives were brought to Guantánamo based on “the sketchiest bit of intelligence with nothing to corroborate.” “It was clear early on that the intelligence was grossly wrong,” he said. Most “weren’t battlefield captives,” he said, calling many “bounty babies” — men captured by Afghan warlords or Pakistani security forces. Thursday, he told the Herald that the book names “those in command positions that helped drive the policy decisions to adopt torture within the Department of Defense.”
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-08-03
    Pentagon Suppressing Book On Interrogations
    MSN News
    URL:
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/pentagon-suppressing-book-on-interrogations/vp-AApnk9d
    Excerpt/Summary
    In an interview with Reuters, Fallon said "This is more of an inside view of the fight to try to stop torture."
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-08-02
    THE ATTORNEY WHO EXCUSED TORTURE SHOULD BE REJECTED
    Newsweek
    URL:
    http://www.newsweek.com/attorney-who-excused-torture-should-be-rejected-645302
    Excerpt/Summary
    The letter read as follows: July 31, 2017 Dear Senator, We are a nonpartisan group of former national security, law enforcement, intelligence, and interrogation professionals. Our collective professional experience includes service in the U.S. military, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Army Criminal Investigation Command, and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. We write today to express our opposition to the nomination of Mr. Steven Bradbury to serve once again in a position of significant responsibility within the U.S. government as general counsel of the Department of Transportation. Our opposition stems from the necessary judgment and personal courage this office requires to provide candid and objective legal advice to policymakers that may be seeking politically expedient policy solutions. We dedicated our professional lives to keeping our nation safe. That work demanded using every resource at our disposal, including and especially our moral authority. Our enemies act without conscience. We must not. Mr. Bradbury spent many years serving in the Department of Justice – including as acting head of the Office of Legal Counsel – during the George W. Bush Administration. In this position, he prepared official memoranda that provided legal cover for other agencies in the U.S. Government to employ a program of interrogation tactics that amounted to torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment. These brutal methods – which included waterboarding – fundamentally violated domestic and international law governing detainee treatment and caused untold strategic and operational harm to our national security. As former interrogators, intelligence, and law enforcement professionals with extensive firsthand experience in the field of interrogation, we were shocked by Mr. Bradbury’s attempt to defend the use of the waterboard and other torture tactics based on the incorrect assertions that their use would not cause severe physical pain or suffering and would produce valuable intelligence. In our professional judgment, torture and other forms of detainee abuse are not only immoral and unlawful, they are ineffective and counterproductive in gathering reliable intelligence. They also tarnish America’s global standing, undermine critical alliances, and bolster our enemies’ propaganda efforts. If the Senate confirms Mr. Bradbury, it would send a clear message to the American public that authorizing the use of torture is not only acceptable but is not a barrier to advancement into the upper ranks of our government. We understand that Mr. Bradbury did not act alone in authorizing torture, but as his nomination is before you, we ask you to take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to the ideals we strive to uphold by rejecting his nomination. Torture is not a partisan issue. Our respect for human dignity is timeless, and we must never risk our national honor to prevail in any war. Your vote to reject this nomination would reflect the morally sound leadership that this country needs and would not forget. Signed, Frank Anderson – CIA (Ret.) Glenn Carle – CIA (Ret.) Barry Eisley – Former CIA Mark Fallon – NCIS (Ret.) Charlton Howard – NCIS (Ret.) Timothy James – NCIS (Ret.) Colonel Steven Kleinman – U.S. Air Force (Ret.) Marcus Lewis – Former U.S. Army Interrogator Mike Marks – NCIS (Ret.) Robert McFadden – NCIS (Ret.) Joe Navarro – FBI (Ret.) William Quinn – Former U.S. Army Interrogator Ken Robinson – U.S. Army (Ret.) Patrick Skinner – CIA (Ret.) http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/sites/default/files/National-Security-Experts-Bradbury-Letter-31-Jul-17.pdf
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-08-01
    Senate Should Vote No On 'Torture Memo' Author
    Just Security
    URL:
    https://www.justsecurity.org/43764/senate-vote-torture-memo-author/
    Excerpt/Summary
    http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/sites/default/files/National-Security-Experts-Bradbury-Letter-31-Jul-17.pdf
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-07-20
    KBUT Outside/In '17: Mark Fallon
    KBUT Radio - Crested Butte, Colorado
    URL:
    https://soundcloud.com/kbut-radio/outsidein-17-mark-fallon?in=kbut-radio/sets/outside-in
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was interviewed by Roger Bahn for KBUT Radio.
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-06-09
    Developing a Model for Investigative Interviewing
    Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations
    URL:
    https://www.norway.no/en/missions/un/events/developing-a-model-for-investigative-interviewing/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark Fallon was on a panel discussing Legal, Moral, and Practical Perspectives of developing a universal standard for human rights compliant interview practices.
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-05-15
    CIA Documents Expose the Failed Torture Methods Used on Guantanamo's Most Famous Detainee
    ALTERNET
    URL:
    http://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/failed-torture-guantanamo
    Excerpt/Summary
    Fallon also said confinement boxes “absolutely” constitute torture, even under controlled and calculated conditions. He noted that from the perspective of an unknowing victim, confinement boxes could be mistaken for an execution. Regarding prolonged isolation, Fallon said, “From an interrogation professional perspective, tactics [like isolation] that produce dread are not considered effective methods in eliciting cooperation and could harden resistance.”
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-04-22
    A Humanitarian Approach To Syria: Views From An Expert And An Immigrant
    CU Independent
    URL:
    https://cuindependent.com/2017/04/22/humanitarian-approach-syria-expert-mark-fallon-immigrant/
    Excerpt/Summary
    If the U.S. wishes to work towards resolving this crisis, Fallon said, it must abandon isolationist and anti-Islamic rhetoric, which he believes is inconsistent with a “policy to treat refugees humanely and find placement for them.” This type of communication is “fuel to the fire,” he said. “You don’t fight fire with fire, that’s what arsonists do,” he said. “You don’t want to use Islamic extremism to fuel the fire, you want to take the oxygen out of that phrase by not using it.”
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-04-03
    Revenge Versus Rapport: Interrogation, Terrorism and Torture
    American Psychologist
    URL:
    https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/amp-amp0000064.pdf
    Excerpt/Summary
    The fundamental underpinning of the enhanced interrogation techniques employed in the CIA’s interrogation program conflict directly with the existing and expanding body of literature that highlights the value of rapport and interpersonal skill on the part of the interrogator and emphasizes the costs associated with intimidation, coercion, or aggression. Encouraging interrogation communities to place value on qualities such as empathy and rapport may be assisted by presenting an objective body of evidence that is based on the systematic examination of real world interroga- tions.
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-03-11
    Tortured and Wrongly Held at Guantanamo for 14 Years, Abdul Zahir How Has Freedom, but No Justice
    Truthout
    URL:
    http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39762-tortured-and-wrongly-held-at-guantanamo-for-14-years-abdul-zahir-now-has-freedom-but-no-justice?tsk=adminpreview
    Excerpt/Summary
    This reality has always been clear to some people within the US government. One of them is Mark Fallon, a retired 30-year federal investigator who, from 2002 to 2004, headed the Pentagon's Criminal Investigation Task Force (CITF), established to investigate cases that would be brought before a military commission. In the early days, Fallon said it was clear to him and CITF that most of the people arriving at Guantánamo were not the super-villain terrorists portrayed by the US government. "We were frankly shocked at who wound up there going on the first plane loads. It was clear it wasn't senior al-Qaeda leadership or main al-Qaeda men. It was just people who were kind of scooped up and a lot of them were paid bounties for. They were not very effectively, for the most part, screened very well in Afghanistan," Fallon explained to Truthout.
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-03-11
    Tortured and Wrongly Held at Guantanamo for 14 Years, Adbul Zahir Now Has Freedom, but No Justice
    TruthOut
    URL:
    http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39762-tortured-and-wrongly-held-at-guantanamo-for-14-years-abdul-zahir-now-has-freedom-but-no-justice?tsk=adminpreview
    Excerpt/Summary
    "We were frankly shocked at who wound up there going on the first plane loads. It was clear it wasn't senior al-Qaeda leadership or main al-Qaeda men. It was just people who were kind of scooped up and a lot of them were paid bounties for. They were not very effectively, for the most part, screened very well in Afghanistan," Fallon explained to Truthout.
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-03-03
    Focal Point: Inside America's dark prison
    TRT World
    URL:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySj3kI1FejY&feature=share&app=desktop
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark described abusive techniques used against detainees including confinement boxes and walling prisoners.
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-03-03
    Focal Point - Guantanamo: Inside America's Dark Prison
    TRT World
    URL:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySj3kI1FejY&feature=share&app=desktop
    Excerpt/Summary
    TRT world travels to Guantanamo to find out whether President Trump’s plan to fill the controversial prison up with “bad dudes” will help or harm the US so-called ‘war on terror’.    
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-01-27
    Yes, Trump could bring back torture. Here's how.
    VOX World
    URL:
    http://www.vox.com/world/2017/1/25/14382724/trump-torture-black-sites-executive-order-draft
    Excerpt/Summary
    Take Mark Fallon, a former Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) agent and interrogator who chaired the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, a US government body tasked with reviewing evidence on interrogation practices. In 2015, he gave an interview to Newsweek in which he described the reasons he found torture to be ineffective. "I don’t want to force people to tell me things," Fallon said, "because then they will tell me things they don’t even know."
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-01-27
    Bush-era ex-officials speak out against Trump on torture
    Channel News Asia
    URL:
    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/bush-era-ex-officials-speak-out-against-trump-on-torture/3471030.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    Wilkerson was part of a panel that also included former anti-terrorism investigator Mark Fallon, author of "Unjustifiable Means: The Inside Story of How the CIA, Pentagon, and US Government Conspired to Torture" to be published in March. Fallon, speaking to AFP, said he thought any return to torture could be tamped down by cooler heads.
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-01-27
    Ex-detainees, Officials Say Torture Doesn't Work
    TOLO News
    URL:
    http://www.tolonews.com/world/ex-detainees-officials-say-torture-doesn’t-work
    Excerpt/Summary
    "Torture is a very effective method to get somebody to say something you want them to say. It is not an effective method to get somebody to tell the truth or reliable information," Fallon saidThe Islamic State group has often shown prisoners wearing the same orange jumpsuits as Guantanamo detainees. "It is such a symbolic target. If you look at studies of what foreign fighters have used to justify coming to the battle, they have traditionally used both Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay as a reason that they came to the battlefield," Fallon said.
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-01-26
    Advocates warn of fight ahead if Trump pursues torture
    CBS News
    URL:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/advocates-warn-fight-ahead-trump-pursues-torture-guantanamo/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Even if it were, the answer is resoundingly negative, said Mark Fallon, who served as a U.S. counterterrorism investigator and tried to oppose the torture at Guantanamo when he learned about it during the administration of President George W. Bush. “Torture is a very effective method to get somebody to say something you want them to say. It is not an effective method to get somebody to tell the truth or reliable information,” he said.
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-01-26
    Unnamed source says draft order on torture came from White House, contrary to spokesman's claims
    Daily Kos
    URL:
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/1/26/1625527/-Unnamed-source-says-draft-order-on-torture-came-from-White-House-contrary-to-spokesman-claims
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark Fallon, who was the deputy chief of Guantánamo’s Bush-era investigative taskforce for military tribunals, said: “It does appear like a subterfuge to enact more brutal methods because that was what candidate Trump campaigned on during the election.”
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-01-26
    Trump claims torture works but experts warn of its "potentially existential" costs
    The Guardian
    URL:
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/26/donald-trump-torture-absolutely-works-says-us-president-in-first-television-interview
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark Fallon, who was the deputy chief of Guantánamo’s Bush-era investigative taskforce for military tribunals, said: “It does appear like a subterfuge to enact more brutal methods because that was what candidate Trump campaigned on during the election.” Fallon warned that the field manual’s appendix M, which allows extended “separation” of a detainee from other captives, represented a “slippery slope that could bring back torture”.
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-01-26
    Trump's impending executive order heralds 'dangerous' return to torture, official warns
    The Guardian
    URL:
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/25/trump-executive-order-torture-black-sites-guantanamo-bay
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark Fallon, who was the deputy chief of Guantánamo’s Bush-era investigative taskforce for military tribunals, said: “It does appear like a subterfuge to enact more brutal methods because that was what candidate Trump campaigned on during the election.” Fallon warned that the field manual’s appendix M, which allows extended “separation” of a detainee from other captives, represented a “slippery slope that could bring back torture”.
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-01-24
    Sexual Violence: The US's "Psychological" Weapon Against Terrorism
    Zero Impunity
    URL:
    https://zeroimpunity.com/the-uss-psychological-weapon-against-terrorism/?lang=en
    Excerpt/Summary
    Commander Fallon supervised a team made up of 230 people. His staff worked alongside soldiers under General Geoffrey D. Miller, the other military commander present in Guantanamo. General Miller took over from George Dunlavey in December 2002 Fallon and Miller opposed each other in every way and the two officers would soon become enemies. Fallon had no respect for Miller, a general trained in field artillery, but who had no military intelligence experience. Miller, for his part, got exasperated by what he perceived as Fallon’s leniency toward the detainees. “You [could] see [Miller’s troops] wanted to waterboard [the detainees],” Fallon said. “They’d strip them naked and put water on them. It was embarrassing and amateurish. I was very concerned because [Miller] was an artillery officer who knew nothing about intelligence, about interrogation…” The men under Fallon soon started to report the worrying practices that were taking place under the orders of General Miller. Extremely shocked, Fallon contacted the General Counsel of the Navy, the institution responsible for the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. He shared the email that he sent on October 28, 2002 with Zero Impunity. “We need to ensure seniors at OGC [Editor’s note: Alberto Mora] are aware of the 170 [the section directed by General Miller] strategies and how it might impact CITF and Commissions…” He went on to cite specific comments, allegedly made by Lieutenant Diane Beaver, about the techniques. “Comments like… if the detainee dies, ‘you’re doing it wrong’ and… ‘medical personnel should be present to treat any possible accidents’ seems to stretch beyond the bounds of legal propriety,” he wrote. “Someone needs to be considering how history will look back at this.” Despite the warnings written by Fallon, in September 2003, General Miller was sent to Iraq to “Guantanamize” Abu Ghraib prison, or, in other words, to import the interrogation methods used in Cuba. “When I saw he was going to Iraq, I sent somebody with him from the CIDF to try to tell everyone else not to do this,” Fallon said. “I was so afraid that it would spread like a malevolent cancer. When I found out he was going to go, I knew there would be abuses.” Less than a year later, in April 2004, Fallon would learn that his nightmare had become a reality when photos documenting abuse in the Iraqi prison Abu Ghraib were shared around the world.
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-01-11
    Where is war on terror? Last Guantanamo captives were caught all over the world
    Miami Herald
    URL:
    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/guantanamo/article125779389.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    Of the first “worst of the worst,” former Guantánamo investigative task force Special Agent in Charge Mark Fallon said last year, most “weren’t battlefield captives” at all. He called them “bounty babies,” men handed over by Afghan warlords or Pakistani security forces and sent to Guantánamo “on the sketchiest bit of intelligence with nothing to corroborate."
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    anemptytextlline
    2017-01-08
    If Trump wants waterboarding, this could be why
    Christian Science Monitor
    URL:
    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2017/0108/If-Trump-wants-waterboarding-this-could-be-why
    Excerpt/Summary
    “There was so much false and fabricated information coming out of these interrogations – though I hesitate to call them interrogations because it discredits professional interrogators – that we wasted time and resources, and the threat level kept going up and up because of fabricated information,” says Mark Fallon, an interrogator and former deputy assistant director for counterterrorism at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The usefulness of rapport-building techniques is precisely the point, says Mr. Fallon, the Naval investigator who also served as chairman of the High-Value Research Group that Mr. Obama established in 2009 to study the effectiveness of interrogation approaches. Mitchell, he notes, comes to the issue as a Search Escape, Rescue, and Evade (SERE) clinical psychologist for the Air Force. The program teaches US troops to resist torture. But a resistance survival program based on other nations’ torture techniques should not be the basis for the US interrogation, says Fallon. Mohammed’s behavior shows why, he adds. “When we first had detainees at Gitmo [Guantánamo], we couldn’t shut them up. You think [Mohammed] wasn’t proud of what he did? He could spout about how great he was, things he did to the Evil Satan United States,” he says. “When you start out with abuse, and two months later you’re playing basketball or chess and saying, ‘I made this amazing discovery,’ well, you may have done it two months earlier if you didn’t start with the abuse.” The value of rapport-building techniques is borne out in the past decade of research, as well as in his own practical experience, says Fallon, author of the forthcoming book, “Unjustifiable Means: The Inside Story of How the CIA, Pentagon, and US Government Conspired to Torture.” “We’ve gotten good information with tea and cookies, with French fries and food, by allowing detainees to make a call home,” Fallon says. “If you started a conversation yelling at me, how likely am I going to be to respond?” For this reason, the most effective interrogators at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan in 2001 were “the folks borrowed from the FBI” who used Mafia family-breaking techniques “to figure out the network,” recalls a former senior US Army officer. “There was no need or inclination for EITs.” Cultivating some level of respect and trust goes a long way. One of the most helpful discoveries the High-Value Detainee Research Group has been the nearly forgotten work of a Nazi interrogator named Hanns Scharff. Early on, he witnessed a brutal interrogation and decided that would not be his method. Instead, he would take the POWs in his charge on long walks, let them read US newspapers, and even allowed one pilot to take a plane up in the air and land it (with just enough gas in the tank to do both), so that they could debate the pluses and minuses of their country’s aircraft later in a bar he had built specifically for his prisoners.
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    anemptytextlline
    2016-12-31
    If Trump Wants Waterboarding, This Could Be Why
    Christian Science Monitor
    URL:
    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2017/0108/If-Trump-wants-waterboarding-this-could-be-why
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark Fallon said Americans should have an open conversation about interrogation. “People died in CIA custody – we killed people. Atrocities were committed,” he says. “We need to talk about that.”
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    anemptytextlline
    2016-10-10
    Documents on Guantanamo as "'America's Battle Lab' in the Global War on Terrorism"
    Guantanamo Truth
    URL:
    http://guantanamotruth.com/documents-on-guantanamo-as-americas-battle-lab-in-the-global-war-on-terrorism/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark said the CITF did not concur with the Battle Lab concept because the task force did not advocate advocate for the use of unproven techniques and there were risks associated with the perception detainees were used for some 'extermination' of new unproven techniques.
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    anemptytextlline
    2016-10-03
    How the US developed and hid its torture program
    NewsTalk Radio Ireland
    URL:
    http://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/Newstalk_Drive/Newstalk_Drive_Highlights/160334/How_the_US_developed_and_hid_its_torture_program
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark said the EIT program was an Excuse to Inflict Torture and was not developed by interrogation professionals.
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    anemptytextlline
    2016-09-30
    New Guantánamo intelligence upends old ‘worst of the worst’ assumptions
    Miami Herald
    URL:
    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/guantanamo/article105037571.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark said that it was clear early on the the intelligence collected on many detainees was grossly wrong.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Insider Threats
    anemptytextlline
    2016-09-30
    How Guantanamo Became America’s Interrogation 'Battle Lab'
    Vice News
    URL:
    https://news.vice.com/article/how-guantanamo-became-americas-interrogation-battle-lab
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark Fallon, the former deputy commander of the Criminal Investigative Task Force told Senate Armed Services Committee investigators, "there were many risks associated with this concept... and the perception that detainees were used for some 'experimentation' of new unproven techniques had negative connotations."
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    2016-08-29
    NIOA Annual Conference
    National Information Officers Association (NIOA)
    URL:
    http://www.nioa.org/site/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark will be speaking at the National Information Officers Association annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2016-07-14
    Former Federal Agents Urge Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving FBI Torture
    Human Rights First
    URL:
    http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/blog/former-fbi-agents-urge-supreme-court-hear-case-involving-fbi-torture
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark and the other FBI agents said: “FBI agents are required to adhere to the Constitution whenever and wherever they carry out their work.”
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    anemptytextlline
    2016-07-13
    HIG Research Committee Meeting
    High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG)
    URL:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-Value_Detainee_Interrogation_Group
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark will be attending the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG) Research Committee meeting in Washington, DC.
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    Counterterrorism
    anemptytextlline
    2016-06-17
    Tortured Saudi pleas for transfer from Guantanamo
    Al Jazeera
    URL:
    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/tortured-saudi-pleads-transfer-guantanamo-160616101941396.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    Alleged 20th September 11 attacks hijacker asks review board for freedom as the US admits his torture at naval prison. Jenifer Fenton quotes from Mark in her Al Jazeera article.
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2016-06-16
    Roger Williams University Alumnus of the Year Award for 2016
    Roger Williams University
    URL:
    http://pdq.rwu.edu/news/roger-williams-university-recognizes-alumni-achievements-annual-awards-ceremony
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was presented with the 2016 RWU Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award
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    Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2016-05-31
    Meshal V. Higgenbotham - Brief of Donald Borelli, Joe Navarro, And Mark Fallon As Amicus Curiae In Support Of Certiorari
    ACLU
    URL:
    https://www.aclu.org/legal-document/meshal-v-higgenbotham-brief-donald-borelli-joe-navarro-and-mark-fallon-amicus-curiae
    Excerpt/Summary
    The ACLU posted the petition of certiorari Mark and two FBI agents filed petitioning the Supreme Court to hear a case of possible Constitutional violations by FBI agents.
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    Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2016-04-08
    Panel: Terrorism in America - The New Normal
    68th Annual Conference on World Affairs
    URL:
    http://www.colorado.edu/cwa/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark will be on a panel with Larry Greenwood, President, Japan Society of Northern California and Heather Hurlburt, Director, New Models of Policy Change, New America, on how America will have to get used to a long campaign of terror in which we are all targets.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterterrorism
    anemptytextlline
    2016-04-07
    Panels: The Roots of Violent Extremism - How the Media Generates Hate and Fear - Anthropology of War
    68th Annual Conference on World Affairs
    URL:
    http://www.colorado.edu/cwa/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark will present on three panels, with co-presenters that include: Vicki J. Huddleston, Ambassador (ret.) to Mali and Madagascar, Malou Innocent, Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute, Adam Schrader, Investigative Reporter, WISC-TV, Ellen Sweets, Author and Former Reporter, Rob Warden, Co-Director of Injustice Watch, Arturo Ardija-Gomex, Lead Transport Economist, World Bank Group, and Alexandra Huddleston, Photographer, Publisher and Co-Founder of the Kyoudai Press.
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2016-04-07
    Spring Welcome Reception
    Int'l Affairs Program - Univ. of Colorado Boulder
    URL:
    http://www.colorado.edu/iafs/sites/default/files/attached-files/february_2016.pdf
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark joins the upcoming 68th Conference on World Affairs at CU-Boulder, and will also give a special presentation at the International Affairs Spring Welcome Reception on April 7th at the Koenig Alumni Center.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterterrorism
    anemptytextlline
    2016-04-06
    Panel: Terrorism & Role of Media
    68th Annual Conference on World Affairs
    URL:
    http://www.colorado.edu/cwa/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark is on a panel with Anna Therese Day, Independent Journalist, Heather Hulbert, Director, New Models of Policy Change, New America and Oliver Morton, Senior Editor, Essays and Briefings, The Economist discussing the media as a critical vehicle to convey ideas that legitimize or delegitimize terrorists and violent extremist groups.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Cyber
    anemptytextlline
    2016-04-05
    Panel: Foreign Hackers "Pwn" our Country
    68th Annual Conference on World Affairs
    URL:
    http://www.colorado.edu/cwa/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark will be on a panel with Peter Rupert Lighte, Sinologist and Larry Greenwood, President of the Japan Society of Northern California and discuss how we can stop foreign groups from using cyber-based techniques as weapons of terror.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism
    anemptytextlline
    2016-04-05
    Panel: The Threat of ISIS
    68th Annual Conference on World Affairs
    URL:
    http://www.colorado.edu/cwa/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark will be a panelist with Anna Therese Day, Independent Journalist, Joanne Grady Huskey, Vice President, iLIVE2LEAD and Malou Innocent, Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute on as ISIS-driven terror spreads, what it will take to defeat it.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism
    anemptytextlline
    2016-04-04
    Panel: What We Need in a President
    68th Annual Conference on World Affairs
    URL:
    http://www.colorado.edu/cwa/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark will be a panelist with Malou Innocent, Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; Aruna Kalyanam, Democratic House Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives; and Rob Warden, C0-Director of the Injustice Watch Institute to discuss the kind of qualities we should be looking for in a new chief executive who will be handling significant domestic and international crisis.
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    anemptytextlline
    2016-04-03
    Conference on World Affairs preview: What do we need in a president?
    Daily Camera
    URL:
    http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_29720372/conference-world-affairs-preview-what-do-we-need
    Excerpt/Summary
    Daily Camera article on Mark's Conference on World Affairs panel on "What do we need in a president?"
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    NCIS, Research, Training
    anemptytextlline
    2016-03-31
    Officer.Com article on the 2016 ILEETA Conference
    Officer.Com Magazine
    URL:
    http://www.officer.com/article/12187232/state-of-the-art-the-2016-ileeta-conference
    Excerpt/Summary
    Kevin Davis wrote about Mark's ILEETA presentation in Officer.Com Magazine
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    anemptytextlline
    2016-03-31
    Conference on World Affairs Preview: What do we need in a president?
    Boulder Weekly
    URL:
    http://www.boulderweekly.com/news/conference-on-world-affairs-preview/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was interviewed by the Boulder Weekly about the Conference on World Affairs
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    anemptytextlline
    2016-03-16
    US News article on Army Field Manual Appendix M and torture
    US News
    URL:
    http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2016-03-11/torture-is-illegal-but-theres-the-issue-of-appendix-m
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was interviewed about Army Field Manual Appendix M and torture
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    Training
    anemptytextlline
    2016-03-13
    2016 ILEETA Conference & Expo
    Int'l Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association
    URL:
    https://ileeta.org/2016-ileeta-conference-expo/
    Excerpt/Summary
    The 2016 ILEETA Training Conference and Expo will offer more than 150 courses and more than two dozen instructor certifications/armorer courses. Topics include use of force, officer survival, defensive tactics, instructor development, specialized training and firearms including a live fire track.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Torture, Training
    anemptytextlline
    2016-02-23
    WINx talk: Torture, terrorism and an officer's oath
    Blutubep by PoliceOne.com
    URL:
    https://blutube.policeone.com/patrol-issues-videos/78048519-winx-talk-torture-terrorism-and-an-officers-oath/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark spoke at WINx 2016 about faith and the oath of office public safety and national security professionals take and what it means to him
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    anemptytextlline
    2016-02-23
    Improving Police - When We Fail Our Constitution
    Improving Police
    URL:
    https://improvingpolice.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/when-we-fail-our-constitution/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Improving Police posted and commented on Mark's WINx talk
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    anemptytextlline
    2016-02-19
    Retired Military Leaders Speak Out Against Torture Ahead of Nevada Caucus
    Broadcast News Resource
    URL:
    http://www.broadcastnewsresource.com/news/Nevada-Caucus-Torture
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark and USMC General Charles C. Krulak, former Commandant of the Marine Corps explain that torture does not work and never will.
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    anemptytextlline
    2016-02-17
    Former Interrogators Urge Presidential Candidates to Reject Torture
    Human Rights First
    URL:
    http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/press-release/former-interrogators-urge-presidential-candidates-reject-torture
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was among the national security professionals signing a letter to presidential candidates to reject torture.
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Research, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2016-02-12
    Trump's call to bring back torture alarms professional interrogators
    McClatchy
    URL:
    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article60123426.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    James Rosen interviewed Mark for McClatchy’s article “Trump’s call to bring back torture alarms professional interrogators”
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2016-02-10
    Why Republicans are debating bringing back torture
    Vox World
    URL:
    http://www.vox.com/2016/2/10/10961760/trump-rubio-torture
    Excerpt/Summary
    Vox World interviewed Mark for their article “Why Republicans are debating bringing back torture”
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    Op-Ed/Articles
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    Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2016-02-09
    Dick Cheney Was Lying About Torture
    Politico Mag
    URL:
    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/12/torture-report-dick-cheney-110306
    Excerpt/Summary
    It’s official: torture doesn’t work. Waterboarding Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11, did not in fact “produce the intelligence that allowed us to get Osama bin Laden," as former Vice President Dick Cheney asserted in 2011.
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    anemptytextlline
    2016-02-09
    University of Colorado Boulder International Affairs Program
    University of Colorado Boulder
    URL:
    http://www.colorado.edu/iafs/2016/04/07/iafs-cwa-2016event
    Excerpt/Summary
    CU Boulder International Affairs Spring Welcome Reception special persentation
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Research, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-12-13
    Guantanamo Agent: Investigate UK's Role In Torture
    LBC UK
    URL:
    http://www.lbc.co.uk/guantanamo-interrogator-investigate-uk-involvement-in-torture--121481
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was interviewed on London's LBC radio station about Guantanamo Bay and torture
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-12-07
    Fox News - Expert: Radicalization doesn't happen overnight
    Fox News
    URL:
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4650411201001/expert-radicalization-doesnt-happen-overnight/?#sp=show-clips
    Excerpt/Summary
    Shepard Smith interviews Mark on Fox News on the radicalization continuum and the dark slide toward radicalization and reclaiming the narrative.
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Research, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-11-17
    FBI Trains Local, Federal Officers, Other Nations On Interrogation
    The Crime Report
    URL:
    http://thecrimereport.org/2015/11/17/2015-11-us-training-in-interrogation/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark and HIG Director Frazier Thompson were interviewed about the importance of lawful, humane and scientifically informed interrogations.
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    Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Research, Torture, Training
    anemptytextlline
    2015-11-15
    Elite fed interrogation unit training local police, other agencies
    USA Today
    URL:
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/11/14/federal-interrogators-training-local-cops/75472064/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was interviewed about the HIG and how coercive or harsh interviewing methods have contributed to dozens of false confessions and wrongful convictions.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-11-01
    Enhanced Interrogation or Torture? The Ethical Responsibilities of Public Servants
    California State University San Bernardino
    URL:
    http://pa.csusb.edu/events/ethicalresponsibilities.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    California State University Department of Public Administration hosted a panel on the ethical responsibilities of public servants regarding EIT's and torture
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    Op-Ed/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-10-14
    Time's Up on Gitmo, Mr. President
    NY Daily News
    URL:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/mark-fallon-time-gitmo-mr-president-article-1.2396227
    Excerpt/Summary
    In a NY Daily News Op-Ed, Mark urges President Obama to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and bring terrorists to justice.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-09-10
    How A Botched Translation Landed Emad Hassan IN GITMO
    Newsweek
    URL:
    http://www.newsweek.com/2015/09/18/emad-hassan-guantanamo-bay-hunger-strike-al-qaeda-370475.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    Newsweek reporter Lauren Walker interviewed Mark in her article on GTMO detainees.
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-09-08
    Relax, The CIA Didn't Torture People; It Just Tortured People
    The Huffington Post
    URL:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cia-walling-prisoners-heads_us_55ef4fb1e4b093be51bc9e80
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was interviewed about how techniques, such as walling, were designed to expose our service members to they types of abuse they would receive from brutal regimes.
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    Op-Ed/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Insider Threats, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Research, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-09-01
    Using Science to Improve the Practice of Interviewing and Interrogation
    IACP Police Chief Magazine
    URL:
    http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/issues/92015/pdfs/Meissner-Fallon_PoliceChief_September2015.pdf
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark and Christian Meissner write about the importance of using scientific-based methods to update and improve interrogation training programs.
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    anemptytextlline
    2015-08-17
    Take It From US - Torture Makes Us Less Safe
    Human Rights First
    URL:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9bNpp8y89E&feature=youtu.be
    Excerpt/Summary
    Video: Torture Does Not Work and Makes America Less Safe
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Research, Torture, Training
    anemptytextlline
    2015-08-16
    Here's What Actually Gets Terrorists To Tell The Truth - And It's Not Torture
    BuzzFeed News
    URL:
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/peteraldhous/torture-doesnt-work
    Excerpt/Summary
    Peter Aldhous interviewed Mark about interrogation research and putting those findings into practice.
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    Op-Ed/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Insider Threats, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Research, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-07-22
    Surviving, Evading, Resisting and Escaping (SERE) Accountability
    The Huffington Post
    URL:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-fallon/sere-accountability_b_7837162.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark writes how American is strongest when our policies and actions match our values and how we need to hold accountable those who so callously damaged our security.
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    Op-Ed/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-07-01
    Congress, Administration Must Renew Efforts to Close Guantanamo
    The Huffington Post
    URL:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-fallon/congress-administration-m_b_7708010.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark's Op-Ed discusses how it’s time we counter that narrative that torture was useful or necessary and once again become a beacon for the rule of law and American ideals.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-06-29
    Closing Guantanamo: American Ideals and Interesets
    Human Rights First
    URL:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMqp40PuJQE
    Excerpt/Summary
    A video was broadcast that Mark participated in about how history will judge if Guantanamo bay was a good idea to start with, but it's apparent it needs to close.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-06-16
    Treatment of the 20th Hijacker
    Witness to Guantanamo
    URL:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUqMSuWuxqw
    Excerpt/Summary
    Video tape of the Witness to Guantanamo interview of Mark about Mohammed al-Qahtani at GTMO
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-06-16
    An Opportunity Lost
    Witness to Guantanamo
    URL:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-CVWn_kG78
    Excerpt/Summary
    Video tape of a Witness to Guantanamo on how Guantanamo Bay became an opportunity lost, as detainee treatment worked against efforts to bring terrorists to justice.
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-06-12
    The McCain Anti-Torture Amendment
    Human Rights First
    URL:
    http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/resource/briefing-memorandum-mccain-anti-torture-amendment
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was a one of the signers of a letter to Congress urging passage of the McCain Anti-Torture Amendment.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Research, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-06-11
    National Security Experts Speak Out on Anti-Torture Legislation
    Human Rights First
    URL:
    http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/blog/national-security-experts-speak-out-anti-torture-legislation
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark came to Capitol Hill to meet with senators from both sides of the aisle to advocate for the anti-torture amendment.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-06-09
    Beyond Torture: The New Science Of Interrogating Terrorists
    Newsweek
    URL:
    http://www.newsweek.com/2015/06/19/beyond-torture-new-science-interrogating-terrorists-340944.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was interviewed by Rupert Stone for a Newsweek article on the science of interrogation.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Research, Torture, Training
    anemptytextlline
    2015-06-09
    A Bipartisan Group of US Senators Would Like to Re-Ban Torture Again
    Vice News
    URL:
    https://news.vice.com/article/a-bipartisan-group-of-us-senators-would-like-to-re-ban-torture-again
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was interviewed by Vice News about how enacting the McCain-Feinstein anti-torture amendment is critical to our national security.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, Research, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-05-27
    Expert Reveals Why Torture Doesn't Work
    Daily Echo (UK)
    URL:
    http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/News/12973678.Expert_reveals_why_torture_doesn___t_work/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark told the Daily Echo he was looking forward to speaking about why torture fails to deliver security and why he pushes for legislation to ensure we never torture again.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, Research, Torture, Training
    anemptytextlline
    2015-05-26
    Interrogation Expert Gives Torture Lecture
    University of Portsmouth (UK) News
    URL:
    http://www.port.ac.uk/uopnews/2015/05/26/interrogation-expert-gives-torture-lecture
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark provided a public lecture at the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Interview & Interrogation, Research, Training
    anemptytextlline
    2015-05-24
    A Severed Head, Two Cops, And The Radical Future Of Interrogation
    Wired Magazine
    URL:
    https://www.wired.com/2016/05/how-to-interrogate-suspects/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark told Wired Magazine that the emerging evidence-based research into interrogations could revolutionize law enforcement interview and interrogation procedures.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Torture, Training
    anemptytextlline
    2015-05-16
    Conflicting Interrogation Techniques
    Witness to Guantanamo
    URL:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcSoeAIDXLo
    Excerpt/Summary
    Witness to Guantanamo video of Mark discussing conflicting interrogation techniques.
  • Category:
    Op-Ed/Articles
    Tags:
    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-05-08
    Congress Should Act to Solidify Ban Against Torture
    HUFF POST POLITICS
    URL:
    Excerpt/Summary
    At this point we all know that, in President Obama's words, "We tortured some folks." The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's report on the CIA's rendition, detention, and interrogation program revealed shocking abuses that went far beyond even the torture that the administration had authorized. The Senate report represents a victory for transparency. But the story doesn't end there. The government went to great lengths to cover for its official policy of abuse, and some of that is just now coming to light.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Research, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-05-07
    Former Bush Official With Ties to CIA Torture Program Now Advised Obama Interrogators
    The Huffington Post
    URL:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/07/cia-torture-obama-susan-brandon_n_7226722.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    Ali Watkins interviewed Mark for an article on the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG) and revelations in a report on the American Psychological Association.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Research, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-04-30
    Interrogations Advisor Urges Bush-era Torture Probe
    Reuters
    URL:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-torture-idUSKBN0NL2T720150430
    Excerpt/Summary
    Following the release of a report implicating psychologists in advocating torture, Mark called for an independent counsel to fully investigate the matter.
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    Conferences & Panels
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Research, Torture, Training
    anemptytextlline
    2015-04-08
    Reed College - Panel Discussion: Questioning High Value Suspects - Confronting Torture and Advancing Effective Interrogation
    Reed College
    URL:
    https://soundcloud.com/reedcollege/panel-discussion-questioning-high-value-suspects
    Excerpt/Summary
    Audio of Mark on a panel at Reed College on Questioning High Value Suspects, Confronting Torture and Advancing Effective Interrogation
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Research, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-04-08
    Panel: Questioning High-Value Suspects - Confronting Torture and Advancing Effective Interrogation
    Reed College
    URL:
    https://www.reed.edu/events/posts/2014-15/ppls-panel-high-value-suspects.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    Reed College announced Mark would be a panelist discussing confronting torture and advancing effective interrogation
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-04-03
    It's Been A Year Since Senators Voted To Reveal CIA Torture. What Do We Have To Show For It?
    The Huffington Post
    URL:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/03/cia-torture-senate-report_n_6994392.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was interviewed about the lack of transparency and accountability regarding the revelations disclosed in the SSCI Torture Report executive summary.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-02-15
    Brutal Guantanamo interrogator accused of planting evidence and torturing suspects to extract murder confessions
    Daily Mail (UK)
    URL:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2959879/Brutal-Guantanamo-interrogator-accused-planting-evidence-torturing-suspects-extract-murder-confessions-30-year-career-Chicago-detective.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark told the Daily Mail that the interrogation methods used on Guantanamo detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi by Dick Zuley were illegal, immoral and ineffective.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Research, Torture, Training
    anemptytextlline
    2015-02-12
    The Dark Science Of Interrogation
    Bloomberg
    URL:
    http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-dark-science-of-interrogation/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was interviewed about the emerging research to improve the practice of interrogation.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-02-12
    CIA Torture Based on 'voodoo science' of advocates - US Intelligence Expert
    RT
    URL:
    https://www.rt.com/shows/sophieco/230475-cia-torture-terror-war/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Video of Mark's interview on Russia Television on torture and how Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib were major recruiting assets for terrorist groups.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Research, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-01-30
    U.S. Develops New 'Soft" Techniques To End Torture
    Newsweek
    URL:
    http://www.newsweek.com/2015/02/06/usa-develops-new-soft-techniques-end-torture-302910.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    Alev Scott interviewed Mark for a Newsweek story: “U.S. Develops New ‘Soft’ Techniques To End Torture”
  • Category:
    Conferences & Panels
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Research, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2015-01-30
    Interrogation in the 21st Century: Merging Science and Human Rights
    New America
    URL:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INVJdGRW3vY
    Excerpt/Summary
    Video of a panel with Mark that was moderated by Peter Bergen on interrogation practices enhanced by science.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, Research, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2014-12-17
    Doctors and Detainees: The Role of Medical Professionals in Counterterrorism Efforts
    Al Jazeera
    URL:
    http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201412171604-0024439
    Excerpt/Summary
    In an interview on Al Jazeera, Mark explained CIA SERE psychologists jeopardized U.S. national security with the shameful torture practices they implemented and stained the honor of the United States.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2014-12-14
    Did US torture help track down Osama Bin Laden?
    MSNBC
    URL:
    http://www.msnbc.com/politicsnation/watch/did-us-torture-help-us-get-osama-bin-laden--369368643560
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark told MSNBC it is time we illuminate the darkness on torture, hold those involved accountable and move on so we never torture again because it has made us less safe.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2014-12-14
    CNNi talks to security consultant Mark Fallon about the CIA torture report
    CNN
    URL:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXJlDtA7TK0
    Excerpt/Summary
    On CNNi Mark discusses the the CIA RDI program has jeopardized our national security and explained how governments can go to war based on fabricated information.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2014-12-14
    Mark Fallon on CNN Newsroom
    Human Rights First
    URL:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qObMCnzZ1YI
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was interviewed on CNN Newsroom about CIA torture and the violation of international law.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Research, Torture, Training
    anemptytextlline
    2014-12-12
    The Scientists Trying to End Torture
    Motherboard
    URL:
    http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-scientists-trying-to-end-torture
    Excerpt/Summary
    In an interview with Motherboard, Mark explained how important evidence-based interrogation research is and said the best interrogation strategies were based on rapport building.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2014-12-12
    Senator Angus King on Morning Joe Speaks about Mark Fallon
    Human Rights First
    URL:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRGZHA2iV8c
    Excerpt/Summary
    Senator Angus King tells Morning Joe that Mark's Op-Ed in Politico Magazine is a very powerful article.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2014-12-12
    Mark Fallon on American Morning on CNN on the Senate Torture Report
    Human Rights First
    URL:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibQ1TdcU97Y
    Excerpt/Summary
    Chris Cuomo interview of Mark on CNN American Morning about torture.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2014-12-11
    The War Hero and the Chicken Hawk
    New York Times
    URL:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/12/opinion/the-war-hero-and-the-chicken-hawk.html?_r=1
    Excerpt/Summary
    Timothy Egan wrote about Mark in a piece in the NY Times Opinion Page.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2014-12-10
    America's 'torture shame'
    BBC News
    URL:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-the-papers-30407609
    Excerpt/Summary
    BBC News referred to Mark in a piece on CIA turture.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2014-12-09
    Views You Can Use: The CIA Torture Report Goes Public
    U.S. News
    URL:
    http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2014/12/09/senate-intelligence-committee-report-says-cia-tortured-and-lied-after-9-11
    Excerpt/Summary
    U.S. News wrote Mark's Op-Ed in Politico where he said Yes, torture makes people talk - but what they say is often untrue and that torture is not only ineffective, but costly - legally, morally and strategically.
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    Op-Ed/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Research, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2014-11-21
    Collaboration Between Practice and Science Will Enhance Interrogations
    Journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology
    URL:
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acp.3091/abstract
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark wrote that research will help fill the void and allow for informed decision making and could lead to a cadre of more capable interrogators who are able to artfully apply the science.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2014-10-01
    Statement of National Security, Intelligence and Interrogation Professionals
    Human Rights First
    URL:
    http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/resource/statement-national-security-intelligence-and-interrogation-professionals
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was among the national security and intelligence community professionals publishing a statement that torture is illegal, ineffective and counterproductive; unconditionally rejecting cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of prisoners.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Insider Threats
    anemptytextlline
    2014-08-06
    Murder of US general raised questions about insider attacks in Afghanistan
    Fox News
    URL:
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/08/06/murder-major-us-general-raises-questions-insider-attacks.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    On Fox News with Shepherd Smith, Mark advised that as US forces in Afghanistan are declining, the government should look to counterintelligence assets to more vigorously protect our forces.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2014-08-04
    Interrogator Letter to President on SSCI Declassification and the Torture Report
    Human Rights First
    URL:
    http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/resource/interrogator-letter-president-ssci-declassification
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was among a group of former senior intelligence community officials signing a letter to President Obama urging him to unequivocally stand behind his condemnation of torture and declassify the SSCI torture report.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2014-05-04
    Harsh interrogation debate returns with bin Laden takedown
    CNN
    URL:
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/05/04/bin.laden.interrogation/
    Excerpt/Summary
    CNN referred to Mark's statement that "I think some people are trying to rewrite history here," when referring to claims from torture architects that waterboarding led to bin Laden's compound raid.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2014-04-28
    Remembering Abu Ghraib
    Just Security
    URL:
    https://www.justsecurity.org/9971/remembering-abu-ghraib-2-company-men-women/
    Excerpt/Summary
    Just Security included Mark in those officials they felt never lost their way when confronted with state sponsored torture.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, NCIS, Training
    anemptytextlline
    2014-04-02
    Wharton Professor Adam Grant Explains Why The Most Successful People Are Givers
    Business Insider
    URL:
    http://www.businessinsider.com/wharton-professor-adam-grant-on-success-and-generosity-2014-4
    Excerpt/Summary
    In Business Week, Professor Adam Grant, author of 'Give and Take" used Mark as an example of someone who changed a culture of his team by being on the front lines with his team.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Research, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2014-02-10
    The art and heart of interrogation
    The Straits Times (Singapore)
    URL:
    http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/the-art-and-heart-of-interrogation
    Excerpt/Summary
    In an article featuring people in the fight against terror, Mark told the Singapore Strait Times that trust works better than torture in breaking down hardened terrorists.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, Research, Torture, Training
    anemptytextlline
    2014-02-06
    Use of honey, not vinegar method, on terrorist detainees
    The Strait Times (Singapore)
    URL:
    http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/use-honey-not-vinegar-method-on-terrorist-detainees
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark told the Singapore Strait Times an interrogator's job is not to enact revenge, but to elicit accurate and reliable evidence or intelligence -- by lawful means.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Insider Threats, NCIS
    anemptytextlline
    2013-09-16
    What triggered Aaron Alexis to go on a shooting spree?
    Fox News
    URL:
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2676641466001/what-triggered-aaron-alexis-to-go-on-a-shooting-spree/?#sp=show-clips
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was interviewed on Fox News about the Washington Navy Yard active shooter rampage.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2012-09-10
    Speed Read: 8 Revelations From Kurt Eichenwald's '500 Days'
    The Daily Beast
    URL:
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/10/speed-read-8-revelations-from-kurt-eichenwald-s-500-days.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    The Daily Beast wrote about how Kurt Eichenwald wrote about Mark in his book 500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS
    anemptytextlline
    2012-05-01
    Learning to Bridge the World: From Roger Williams to Combating Terrorism - An Alumnus' Career in Law Enforcement
    Roger Williams University
    URL:
    http://pdq.rwu.edu/events/“learning-bridge-world-roger-williams-combating-terrorism-–-alumnus-career-law-enforcement”
    Excerpt/Summary
    Roger Williams University announced that Mark would be giving a presentation about his career in federal law enforcement, after graduating from RWU in 1978.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, NCIS, Research, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2012-04-12
    Defusing the Bomb: Reversing the Process of Radicalization and Preventing Political Violence
    Brookings
    URL:
    http://www.brookings.edu/events/2011/04/27-political-violence
    Excerpt/Summary
    Brookings announced Mark would be giving a presentation at their Saban Center for Middle East Policy on radicalization and violent extremism.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Research, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2012-02-08
    Countering Violent Extremism: Inside International Approaches
    The Center On Law And Security - NYU School of Law
    URL:
    http://www.lawandsecurity.org/events/vw/3/itemid/22/d/20110208
    Excerpt/Summary
    The NYU School of Law announced Mark would be one of the panelists at the Center On Law And Security.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Insider Threats, Research
    anemptytextlline
    2011-05-11
    Radicalization and U.S. Muslims
    Council on Foreign Relations
    URL:
    http://www.cfr.org/radicalization-and-extremism/radicalization-us-muslims/p24354
    Excerpt/Summary
    In an interview published in the Council of Foreign Affairs, Mark explained that political rhetoric can have a polarizing effect and that comprehensive strategies were necessary, with community oriented approaches.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterterrorism
    anemptytextlline
    2011-03-11
    Radicalization and U.S. Muslims
    Council on Foreign Relations
    URL:
    http://www.cfr.org/radicalization-and-extremism/radicalization-us-muslims/p24354
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark Fallon, a thirty-year veteran of federal law enforcement and counterintelligence, says the Muslim community has provided a "significant level of cooperation" in combating terrorism, and worries that the rhetoric from some critics risks alienating a population that "needs to be part of the solution." He says the process of radicalization, or "violent extremism," is usually a function of conditions highly personal to the subject, rather than ideological. Fallon sees engagement with the Muslim community as an essential tool in countering violent extremism.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Research, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2010-11-08
    INTERPOL urged to combat 'radicalization process'
    Associated Press/Yahoo News
    URL:
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/interpol-urged-combat-radicalization-process.html?ref=gs
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was interviewed in conjunction with the release of a study he led on violent extremism at the Qatar International Academy for Security Studies, urging a more holistic approach to counterterrorism plans.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2010-10-12
    U.S. failure to retaliate for USS Cole attack rankled then - and now
    NBC News
    URL:
    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/39622062#.VtsuDsfP8XI
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark described for NBC News that NCIS and FBI investigators had rock solid evidence that bin Laden and al-Qaida within weeks of the attack.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2010-05-11
    Obama Rethinking 'Miranda' Rights
    National Public Radio - NPR
    URL:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126759938
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark told NPR that changing the requirements for Miranda warnings for terrorist suspects before federal courts "may, in fact, be a solution in search of a problem."
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Training
    anemptytextlline
    2009-06-01
    ILEETA Trains the Trainers!
    Hendon Media Group
    URL:
    http://www.hendonpub.com/resources/article_archive/results/details?id=2242
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark was the keynote speaker at the 2009 ILEETA Conference and called the conference an outstanding opportunity for professional development, increased collaboration, and as a force multiplier for the law enforcement profession.
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    Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2008-06-18
    Notes Show Confusion on Interrogation Methods
    New York Times
    URL:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/18/washington/18detain.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    The NY Times describes Mark's shock at how the CIA was describing the legal limitations of torture to military officials at Guantanamo Bay.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2008-06-17
    CIA advised military on questioning at Guantanamo
    McClatchy
    URL:
    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article24487363.html
    Excerpt/Summary
    McClatchy reported on Mark's reaction to CIA torture techniques speaking to GTMO and his statement that it was the stuff Congressional hearings were mad of and that someone should be considering how history will look back on it.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2006-10-26
    Can the '20th hijacker' of Sept. 11 stand trial?
    NBC News
    URL:
    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/15361462/ns/world_news-terrorism/t/can-th-hijacker-sept-stand-trial/#.VssxCcfP8XI
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark told NBC that the SERE torture tactics used at Guantanamo made detainees unprosecutable and described efforts by the CITF to prevent torture.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, Interview & Interrogation, NCIS, Torture
    anemptytextlline
    2006-10-23
    Gizmo interrogations spark battle over tactics
    NBC News
    URL:
    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/15361458/ns/world_news-terrorism/t/gitmo-interrogations-spark-battle-over-tactics/#.VsswUcfP8XI
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark explained to NBC News that his goal was to obtain accurate information and "A good investigator works hard to prove innocence or guilt." Mark also told NBC News there were no secrets, only delayed disclosures.
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, NCIS, Training
    anemptytextlline
    2005-10-20
    High Risk Training -- The New Norm for NCIS
    Navy News Service
    URL:
    http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=20469
    Excerpt/Summary
    Mark told the Navy News Service high risk operations were becoming common for NCIS personnel around the world and underscored the importance of training to help save lives.
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    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
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    Crisis Management, NCIS
    anemptytextlline
    1999-04-30
    Marine Pilot Sought to Get Back Into Jet, Witness Says
    Los Angles Times
    URL:
    http://articles.latimes.com/1999/apr/30/news/mn-32663
    Excerpt/Summary
    The LA Times reported on Mark's testimony that a videotape a Marine pilot destroyed of a flight where 20 were killed was important because it would have profited irrefutable evidence about what happened during the flight.
  • Category:
    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
    Tags:
    NCIS
    anemptytextlline
    1998-06-16
    Marine Crash Evidence Targeted
    CBS News
    URL:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/marine-crash-evidence-targeted/
    Excerpt/Summary
    CBS News reported on Mark's testimony about the evidence in a case against Marine pilots for killing 20 skiers in Italy.
  • Category:
    Interviews/Appearances/Articles
    Tags:
    Crisis Management, NCIS
    anemptytextlline
    1998-06-16
    Marine Crew In Alps Tragedy Misinformed, Lawyer Argues
    Washington Post
    URL:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1998/06/16/marine-crew-in-alps-tragedy-misinformed-lawyer-argues/1cf58d1b-8855-4aab-8fc7-18a2e3ef2398/
    Excerpt/Summary
    The Washington Post reported on Mark's testimony in a court-martial where the pilot of a Marine jet killed 20 in the Italian Alps.