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Enhanced Interrogation Audiobook

Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying to Destroy America

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In the dark days immediately after 9/11, the CIA turned to Dr. James Mitchell to help craft an interrogation program designed to elicit intelligence from just-captured top al-Qa'ida leaders and terror suspects. A civilian contractor who had spent years training US military members to resist interrogation should they be captured, Mitchell, aware of the urgent need to prevent impending catastrophic attacks, worked with the CIA to implement "enhanced interrogation techniques" - which included waterboarding.

In Enhanced Interrogation, Mitchell now offers a first-person account of the EIT program, providing a contribution to our historical understanding of one of the most controversial elements of America's ongoing war on terror. Listeners will follow him inside the secretive "black sites" and cells of terrorists and terror suspects where he personally applied enhanced interrogation techniques. Mitchell personally questioned 13 of the most senior high-value detainees in US custody - including Abu Zubaydah; Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the amir or "commander" of the USS Cole bombing; and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001, terror attacks - obtaining information that he maintains remains essential to winning the war against al-Qa'ida and informing our strategy to defeat ISIS and all of radical Islam.

From the interrogation program's earliest moments to its darkest hours, Mitchell also lifts the curtain on its immediate effects, the controversy surrounding its methods, and its downfall. He shares his view that EIT, when applied correctly, was useful in drawing detainees to cooperate and that when applied incorrectly it was counterproductive. He also chronicles what it is like to undertake a several-years-long critical mission at the request of the government only to be hounded for nearly a decade afterward by congressional investigations and Justice Department prosecutors.

Gripping in its detail and deeply illuminating, Enhanced Interrogation argues that it is necessary for America to take strong measures to defend itself from its enemies and that the country is less safe now without them than it was before 9/11.

©2016 James E. Mitchell Ph.D (P)2016 Random House Audio

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    Bobby Ackerman Miami, FLorida, USA 01-30-17
    Bobby Ackerman Miami, FLorida, USA 01-30-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Informative, and easy to listen to."

    The narrator is very easy to listen to and follow. The story is, in my opinion, a must read (listen). Not only in the "community" but also for the regular folks to understand what threaths are we facing, and some of what is being done by those seeking to protect our American way of life. Kudos to the author for your efforts, and professional demeanor.

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    "Part curtain pull, part self defense"

    I most enjoyed the sections of the details of interrogations, the how's and whys, the explanation of the effectiveness of certain procedures. Part of the book, mostly the last third, was a self defense of what he did during a very unique period of American history. I guess he felt like he had to write it but, personally, I didn't need to hear a justification of EIT of murderous monsters. Some secrets are best kept secret.

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    "Very eye opening. Highly recommend this."

    Sheds new light from an insider perspective on what actually happened. Reveals motivations and what the press and some politicians don't want you to know.

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    "Great eye opener"

    Hope our leaders now hire this guy back and remove the handcuffs of our military before it's to late

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    "Eye opening!"

    Eye opening but not as much about Al Qaeda as about our self serving back stabbing hypocrites in our government. It is sad really.

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    "Inside look at enhanced interrogation."

    This is a must read for anyone interested in how the CIA obtained information from those who sought to destroy our way of life. It presents the other side of the story, the one we didn't see in the news. While Dr. Mitchell spends a good deal of time explaining and defending what was done. It is an important perspective.

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    "Honest and thorough account of EIT use."

    A great review of EIT's from one of the few who were actually there rather than agenda driven news outlets and politicians.

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    "Fascinating insight into Islamist mind"

    Couldn't put this one down.
    Reveals the failure of Obama to name and adequately confront the threat to our way of life.
    Dr. Mitchell has my unending gratitude for his team's excellent work on protecting the free world.

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    This is the first hand account of a PhD Psychologist who helped create and participated in the most successful of the enhanced interrogation methods that kept America safe after 911. <br/><br/>The techniques and its successes and failures are not what one has seen in the main stream media. The author fully acknowledges the violations of procedure that some interrogators used, but defends those vetted by the Justice Department, the relevant committees of Congress, and the President. Sadly many who endorsed the process later turned against it, feigning ignorance of hearings they had participated in earlier. The efforts to destroy the reputations of honorable individuals who kept America safe is yet another example of political correctness and electoral politics overriding honesty and truth. <br/><br/>An additional note: the narrator of this volume is absolutely outstanding and did a superb job reading the text.

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    "Amazing candid insight of Jihad terrrorism."

    Could not put the book down as the intense real time story unfolds. The facts and evolution of the truth are eye opening. Leaves me with a disdain for the political maneuvering and games the politicians have played the heroes and public for. Scary future ahead prophetic.

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