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  • 2017-08-03
    LETTER SEEKING EXPEDITED REVIEW OF ...
    American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2017-08-03
    GROUPS ASK SENATORS TO END HOLD-UP ...
    American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU
    Summary/Excerpt:
    “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 p...
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  • 2017-08-03
    Pentagon suppressing book on interr...
    Reuters
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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 th...
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  • 2017-08-03
    Is U.S. blocking publication of for...
    Miami Herald
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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 no...
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  • 2017-08-03
    Pentagon Suppressing Book On Interr...
    MSN News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2017-08-02
    THE ATTORNEY WHO EXCUSED TORTURE SH...
    Newsweek
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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 Crimin...
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  • 2017-08-01
    Senate Should Vote No On 'Torture M...
    Just Security
    Summary/Excerpt:
    http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/sites/default/files/National-Security-Experts-Bradbury-Letter-31-Jul-17.pdf
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  • 2017-07-20
    KBUT Outside/In '17: Mark Fallon
    KBUT Radio - Crested Butte, Colorado
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark was interviewed by Roger Bahn for KBUT Radio.
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  • 2017-06-09
    Developing a Model for Investigativ...
    Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nati...
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2017-05-15
    CIA Documents Expose the Failed Tor...
    ALTERNET
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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 that produce dread are not considered effective methods in eliciting cooperation and could harden resistanc...
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  • 2017-04-22
    A Humanitarian Approach To Syria: V...
    CU Independent
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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 ...
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  • 2017-04-03
    Revenge Versus Rapport: Interrogati...
    American Psychologist
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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 b...
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  • 2017-03-11
    Tortured and Wrongly Held at Guanta...
    Truthout
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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 terro...
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  • 2017-03-11
    Tortured and Wrongly Held at Guanta...
    TruthOut
    Summary/Excerpt:
    "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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  • 2017-03-03
    Focal Point: Inside America's dark ...
    TRT World
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark described abusive techniques used against detainees including confinement boxes and walling prisoners.
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  • 2017-03-03
    Focal Point - Guantanamo: Inside Am...
    TRT World
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2017-01-27
    Yes, Trump could bring back torture...
    VOX World
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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...
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  • 2017-01-27
    Bush-era ex-officials speak out aga...
    Channel News Asia
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2017-01-27
    Ex-detainees, Officials Say Torture...
    TOLO News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    "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 bot...
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  • 2017-01-26
    Advocates warn of fight ahead if Tr...
    CBS News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2017-01-26
    Unnamed source says draft order on ...
    Daily Kos
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2017-01-26
    Trump claims torture works but expe...
    The Guardian
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2017-01-26
    Trump's impending executive order h...
    The Guardian
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2017-01-24
    Sexual Violence: The US's "Psycholo...
    Zero Impunity
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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 exper...
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  • 2017-01-11
    Where is war on terror? Last Guanta...
    Miami Herald
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2017-01-08
    If Trump wants waterboarding, this ...
    Christian Science Monitor
    Summary/Excerpt:
    “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 r...
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  • 2016-12-31
    If Trump Wants Waterboarding, This ...
    Christian Science Monitor
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2016-10-10
    Documents on Guantanamo as "'Americ...
    Guantanamo Truth
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2016-10-03
    How the US developed and hid its to...
    NewsTalk Radio Ireland
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark said the EIT program was an Excuse to Inflict Torture and was not developed by interrogation professionals.
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  • 2016-09-30
    New Guantánamo intelligence upends ...
    Miami Herald
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark said that it was clear early on the the intelligence collected on many detainees was grossly wrong.
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  • 2016-09-30
    How Guantanamo Became America’s Int...
    Vice News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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 (NIO...
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark will be speaking at the National Information Officers Association annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
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  • 2016-07-14
    Former Federal Agents Urge Supreme ...
    Human Rights First
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2016-07-13
    HIG Research Committee Meeting
    High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG)
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark will be attending the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG) Research Committee meeting in Washington, DC.
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  • 2016-06-17
    Tortured Saudi pleas for transfer f...
    Al Jazeera
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2016-06-16
    Roger Williams University Alumnus o...
    Roger Williams University
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark was presented with the 2016 RWU Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award
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  • 2016-05-31
    Meshal V. Higgenbotham - Brief of D...
    ACLU
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2016-04-08
    Panel: Terrorism in America - The N...
    68th Annual Conference on World Affairs
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2016-04-07
    Panels: The Roots of Violent Extrem...
    68th Annual Conference on World Affairs
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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 Kyou...
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  • 2016-04-07
    Spring Welcome Reception
    Int'l Affairs Program - Univ. of Colorado Boul...
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2016-04-06
    Panel: Terrorism & Role of Medi...
    68th Annual Conference on World Affairs
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2016-04-05
    Panel: Foreign Hackers "Pwn" our Co...
    68th Annual Conference on World Affairs
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2016-04-05
    Panel: The Threat of ISIS
    68th Annual Conference on World Affairs
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2016-04-04
    Panel: What We Need in a President
    68th Annual Conference on World Affairs
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2016-04-03
    Conference on World Affairs preview...
    Daily Camera
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Daily Camera article on Mark's Conference on World Affairs panel on "What do we need in a president?"
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  • 2016-03-31
    Officer.Com article on the 2016 ILE...
    Officer.Com Magazine
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Kevin Davis wrote about Mark's ILEETA presentation in Officer.Com Magazine
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  • 2016-03-31
    Conference on World Affairs Preview...
    Boulder Weekly
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark was interviewed by the Boulder Weekly about the Conference on World Affairs
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  • 2016-03-16
    US News article on Army Field Manua...
    US News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark was interviewed about Army Field Manual Appendix M and torture
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  • 2016-03-13
    2016 ILEETA Conference & Expo
    Int'l Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Ass...
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2016-02-23
    WINx talk: Torture, terrorism and a...
    Blutubep by PoliceOne.com
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2016-02-23
    Improving Police - When We Fail Our...
    Improving Police
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Improving Police posted and commented on Mark's WINx talk
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  • 2016-02-19
    Retired Military Leaders Speak Out ...
    Broadcast News Resource
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2016-02-17
    Former Interrogators Urge President...
    Human Rights First
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark was among the national security professionals signing a letter to presidential candidates to reject torture.
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  • 2016-02-12
    Trump's call to bring back torture ...
    McClatchy
    Summary/Excerpt:
    James Rosen interviewed Mark for McClatchy’s article “Trump’s call to bring back torture alarms professional interrogators”
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  • 2016-02-10
    Why Republicans are debating bringi...
    Vox World
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Vox World interviewed Mark for their article “Why Republicans are debating bringing back torture”
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  • 2016-02-09
    Dick Cheney Was Lying About Torture
    Politico Mag
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2016-02-09
    University of Colorado Boulder Inte...
    University of Colorado Boulder
    Summary/Excerpt:
    CU Boulder International Affairs Spring Welcome Reception special persentation
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  • 2015-12-13
    Guantanamo Agent: Investigate UK's ...
    LBC UK
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark was interviewed on London's LBC radio station about Guantanamo Bay and torture
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  • 2015-12-07
    Fox News - Expert: Radicalization d...
    Fox News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2015-11-17
    FBI Trains Local, Federal Officers,...
    The Crime Report
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark and HIG Director Frazier Thompson were interviewed about the importance of lawful, humane and scientifically informed interrogations.
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  • 2015-11-15
    Elite fed interrogation unit traini...
    USA Today
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2015-11-01
    Enhanced Interrogation or Torture? ...
    California State University San Bernardino
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2015-10-14
    Time's Up on Gitmo, Mr. President
    NY Daily News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2015-09-10
    How A Botched Translation Landed Em...
    Newsweek
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Newsweek reporter Lauren Walker interviewed Mark in her article on GTMO detainees.
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  • 2015-09-08
    Relax, The CIA Didn't Torture Peopl...
    The Huffington Post
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2015-09-01
    Using Science to Improve the Practi...
    IACP Police Chief Magazine
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark and Christian Meissner write about the importance of using scientific-based methods to update and improve interrogation training programs.
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  • 2015-08-17
    Take It From US - Torture Makes Us ...
    Human Rights First
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Video: Torture Does Not Work and Makes America Less Safe
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  • 2015-08-16
    Here's What Actually Gets Terrorist...
    BuzzFeed News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Peter Aldhous interviewed Mark about interrogation research and putting those findings into practice.
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  • 2015-07-22
    Surviving, Evading, Resisting and E...
    The Huffington Post
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2015-07-01
    Congress, Administration Must Renew...
    The Huffington Post
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2015-06-29
    Closing Guantanamo: American Ideals...
    Human Rights First
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2015-06-16
    Treatment of the 20th Hijacker
    Witness to Guantanamo
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Video tape of the Witness to Guantanamo interview of Mark about Mohammed al-Qahtani at GTMO
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  • 2015-06-16
    An Opportunity Lost
    Witness to Guantanamo
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2015-06-12
    The McCain Anti-Torture Amendment
    Human Rights First
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark was a one of the signers of a letter to Congress urging passage of the McCain Anti-Torture Amendment.
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  • 2015-06-11
    National Security Experts Speak Out...
    Human Rights First
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2015-06-09
    Beyond Torture: The New Science Of ...
    Newsweek
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark was interviewed by Rupert Stone for a Newsweek article on the science of interrogation.
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  • 2015-06-09
    A Bipartisan Group of US Senators W...
    Vice News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2015-05-27
    Expert Reveals Why Torture Doesn't ...
    Daily Echo (UK)
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2015-05-26
    Interrogation Expert Gives Torture ...
    University of Portsmouth (UK) News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark provided a public lecture at the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom.
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  • 2015-05-24
    A Severed Head, Two Cops, And The R...
    Wired Magazine
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark told Wired Magazine that the emerging evidence-based research into interrogations could revolutionize law enforcement interview and interrogation procedures.
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  • 2015-05-16
    Conflicting Interrogation Technique...
    Witness to Guantanamo
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Witness to Guantanamo video of Mark discussing conflicting interrogation techniques.
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  • 2015-05-08
    Congress Should Act to Solidify Ban...
    HUFF POST POLITICS
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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...
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  • 2015-05-07
    Former Bush Official With Ties to C...
    The Huffington Post
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2015-04-30
    Interrogations Advisor Urges Bush-e...
    Reuters
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2015-04-08
    Reed College - Panel Discussion: Qu...
    Reed College
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Audio of Mark on a panel at Reed College on Questioning High Value Suspects, Confronting Torture and Advancing Effective Interrogation
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  • 2015-04-08
    Panel: Questioning High-Value Suspe...
    Reed College
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Reed College announced Mark would be a panelist discussing confronting torture and advancing effective interrogation
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  • 2015-04-03
    It's Been A Year Since Senators Vot...
    The Huffington Post
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2015-02-15
    Brutal Guantanamo interrogator accu...
    Daily Mail (UK)
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2015-02-12
    The Dark Science Of Interrogation
    Bloomberg
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark was interviewed about the emerging research to improve the practice of interrogation.
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  • 2015-02-12
    CIA Torture Based on 'voodoo scienc...
    RT
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2015-01-30
    U.S. Develops New 'Soft" Techniques...
    Newsweek
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Alev Scott interviewed Mark for a Newsweek story: “U.S. Develops New ‘Soft’ Techniques To End Torture”
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  • 2015-01-30
    Interrogation in the 21st Century: ...
    New America
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Video of a panel with Mark that was moderated by Peter Bergen on interrogation practices enhanced by science.
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  • 2014-12-17
    Doctors and Detainees: The Role of ...
    Al Jazeera
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2014-12-14
    Did US torture help track down Osam...
    MSNBC
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2014-12-14
    CNNi talks to security consultant M...
    CNN
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2014-12-14
    Mark Fallon on CNN Newsroom
    Human Rights First
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark was interviewed on CNN Newsroom about CIA torture and the violation of international law.
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  • 2014-12-12
    The Scientists Trying to End Tortur...
    Motherboard
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2014-12-12
    Senator Angus King on Morning Joe S...
    Human Rights First
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Senator Angus King tells Morning Joe that Mark's Op-Ed in Politico Magazine is a very powerful article.
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  • 2014-12-12
    Mark Fallon on American Morning on ...
    Human Rights First
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Chris Cuomo interview of Mark on CNN American Morning about torture.
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  • 2014-12-11
    The War Hero and the Chicken Hawk
    New York Times
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Timothy Egan wrote about Mark in a piece in the NY Times Opinion Page.
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  • 2014-12-10
    America's 'torture shame'
    BBC News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    BBC News referred to Mark in a piece on CIA turture.
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  • 2014-12-09
    Views You Can Use: The CIA Torture ...
    U.S. News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2014-11-21
    Collaboration Between Practice and ...
    Journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2014-10-01
    Statement of National Security, Int...
    Human Rights First
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2014-08-06
    Murder of US general raised questio...
    Fox News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2014-08-04
    Interrogator Letter to President on...
    Human Rights First
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2014-05-04
    Harsh interrogation debate returns ...
    CNN
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2014-04-28
    Remembering Abu Ghraib
    Just Security
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Just Security included Mark in those officials they felt never lost their way when confronted with state sponsored torture.
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  • 2014-04-02
    Wharton Professor Adam Grant Explai...
    Business Insider
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2014-02-10
    The art and heart of interrogation
    The Straits Times (Singapore)
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2014-02-06
    Use of honey, not vinegar method, o...
    The Strait Times (Singapore)
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2013-09-16
    What triggered Aaron Alexis to go o...
    Fox News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    Mark was interviewed on Fox News about the Washington Navy Yard active shooter rampage.
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  • 2012-09-10
    Speed Read: 8 Revelations From Kurt...
    The Daily Beast
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2012-05-01
    Learning to Bridge the World: From ...
    Roger Williams University
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2012-04-12
    Defusing the Bomb: Reversing the Pr...
    Brookings
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2012-02-08
    Countering Violent Extremism: Insid...
    The Center On Law And Security - NYU School of...
    Summary/Excerpt:
    The NYU School of Law announced Mark would be one of the panelists at the Center On Law And Security.
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  • 2011-05-11
    Radicalization and U.S. Muslims
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2011-03-11
    Radicalization and U.S. Muslims
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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 ideolo...
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  • 2010-11-08
    INTERPOL urged to combat 'radicaliz...
    Associated Press/Yahoo News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2010-10-12
    U.S. failure to retaliate for USS C...
    NBC News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2010-05-11
    Obama Rethinking 'Miranda' Rights
    National Public Radio - NPR
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2009-06-01
    ILEETA Trains the Trainers!
    Hendon Media Group
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2008-06-18
    Notes Show Confusion on Interrogati...
    New York Times
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2008-06-17
    CIA advised military on questioning...
    McClatchy
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2006-10-26
    Can the '20th hijacker' of Sept. 11...
    NBC News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2006-10-23
    Gizmo interrogations spark battle o...
    NBC News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 2005-10-20
    High Risk Training -- The New Norm ...
    Navy News Service
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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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  • 1999-04-30
    Marine Pilot Sought to Get Back Int...
    Los Angles Times
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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.
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  • 1998-06-16
    Marine Crash Evidence Targeted
    CBS News
    Summary/Excerpt:
    CBS News reported on Mark's testimony about the evidence in a case against Marine pilots for killing 20 skiers in Italy.
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  • 1998-06-16
    Marine Crew In Alps Tragedy Misinfo...
    Washington Post
    Summary/Excerpt:
    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.
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