36 Reasons to Read My Next Book, THE CLAPPER MEMO

As we inch closer and closer to publishing my second nonfiction book, I decided to share 36 reasons why you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO:

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1. If you have ever had to submit to a polygraph examination in order to land or keep a job, you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

2. If you hold a security clearance and are subject to periodic polygraph examinations, you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

3. If you are now serving in any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States, you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

4. If you are a veteran who served in any branch of in the Armed Forces of the United States, you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

5. If you know someone who has served in any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States, you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

6. If you are considering joining the Armed Forces of the United States, you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

7. If you have ever been subjected to a polygraph examination as part of a criminal investigation, you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

8. If you expect to undergo a polygraph examination as part of a criminal investigation, you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

9. If you know someone who was convicted of a crime based upon the results of a polygraph examination, you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

10. If you have ever wondered about the validity of the polygraph, you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

11. If you are interested in learning about countermeasures that enable anyone to beat the polygraph, you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

12. If you are interested in reading details of what I learned about a non-polygraph credibility assessment technology for which no countermeasures exist, you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

13. If you are interested in what I learned during my exclusive interview with the man who interrogated Tariq Aziz and other members of Saddam Hussein’s infamous “Deck of Cards,” you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

14. If you are interested in what I learned during my exclusive interview with the former Army Green Beret who set the record for the most interrogations (500+) of enemy combatants in Iraq, you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

15. If you are interested in what I learned during my exclusive interview with a man who has used covert interrogation methods to help resolve more than 300 kidnapping cases in Mexico and send 450 criminals to prison, you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

16. If you are interested in what I learned by reading hundreds of email messages exchanged between top Justice Department officials and the academics they paid to conduct taxpayer-funded studies, you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

17. If you are interested in understanding one of the root causes of the deadly “Green-on-Blue” attacks against American warfighters in Afghanistan, you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

TheClapperMemoFrontCoverLR 6-5-1318. If you are interested in reading about apparent conflicts of interest and ethical lapses by some of our nation’s top intelligence officials, you might want to read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

19. If you are interested in reading an example of why ABC News’ Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross has been labeled “America’s Wrongest Reporter,” you should read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

20. If you are interested in reading what I learned about how U.S. Government agencies made a mockery out of the Freedom of Information Act during the four years I spent conducting research for my book, you should read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

21. If you are interested in reading what I learned about how U.S. Government agencies dole out research dollars in the form of non-competitive grants to academics, you should read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

22. If you are interested in learning about a non-polygraph technology that, despite being embraced by more than 1,800 local and state law enforcement agencies is banned for use by Department of Defense personnel, you should read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

23. If you are interested in reading about how a top Department of Defense counterintelligence official used his position to promote his private investigation business, you should read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

24. If you are interested in reading about a non-polygraph technology proven to accurately detect stress in the human voice, you should read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

25. If you are interested in what senior interrogation officials at Guantanamo Bay had to say about the non-polygraph technology that was taken away from them after proving very successful, you should read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

26. If you are interested in what several members of our nation’s Special Forces community (i.e., Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets) had to say about the non-polygraph technology that was taken away from them after proving very successful, you should read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

27. If you think the United States should use the best technology available to interrogate detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, you should read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

28. If you think the United States should use the best technology available to interrogate enemy combatants, you should read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

29. If you think the United States should use the best technology available to interrogate suspected terrorists, you should read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

30. If you think the United States should use the best technology available to interrogate criminal suspects, you should read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

31. If you think the United States should stop relying upon century-old polygraph technology, you should read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

32. If you find it difficult to believe members of the American Polygraph Association are objective in their criticism of non-polygraph technology, you should read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

33. If you want to read the bloody details of a technological “turf war” that’s been raging quietly for more than 40 years between backers of the polygraph and those behind competing technologies, you should read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

34. If you trust people who put their lives on the line for their fellow citizens more than you trust academics, bureaucrats and politicians, you should read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

35. If you appreciate thorough investigative reporting that relies upon one-on-one interviews, thorough research and thousands of documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act and various state “sunshine” laws, you should read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

36. If you want to find out why the face of Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., our nation’s top intelligence official, appears on the cover of this book and why his name appears in the title of this book, you should read THE CLAPPER MEMO.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August and THE CLAPPER MEMO. To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August and THE CLAPPER MEMO. To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

BONUS: If you enjoyed reading my first nonfiction book, Three Days In August, you’ll love reading THE CLAPPER MEMO.

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