TDIA Author Pens Fiction Novel

Three weeks ago, I began editing the 400-plus pages of the final draft of my still-untitled first fiction novel (a.k.a., “book #3). Today, I finished the process!

1560473_10202464425665591_755938409_nNow, it’s time to send the manuscript off for review by people with “fresh sets of eyes.”

I think you’ll like it when it’s released this summer, especially if you liked either of my first two books, Three Days In August and THE CLAPPER MEMO, both of which are nonfiction works and can be ordered in paperback and email formats at Amazon.com.

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.

Polygraph Expert Sends Message to Author Prior to Radio Interview

About 90 minutes before I went on the air Thursday as a guest of George Noory during the first two hours of his show, Coast to Coast AM, I received an email from a man who described himself as a certified polygraph examiner on the East Coast. The subject line: “Polygraph examiners will be tuning in tonight!”

George Noory, Host of "Coast to Coast AM"

George Noory, Host of “Coast to Coast AM”

Because I was about to speak to three million listeners about my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, via 506 radio stations across the United States and in Canada, Mexico and Guam, the message caught my attention.

Below, I share the text of that message, minus the sender’s name and minus a portion of one paragraph, the content of which would make him easy to identify and, perhaps, too susceptible to unwanted repercussions as a result:

Bob,

I am a polygraph examiner who has alerted (via a LinkedIn forum) potentially hundreds of my colleagues — as well as the forces behind the polygraph establishment — about your radio appearance tonight.

Expect to take some calls from some hardcore polygraph apologists who may wish to refute some of your claims. The usual suspects come to mind.

Personally, I am skeptical of the science behind polygraph, and even more cautious about the forces behind the polygraph industry. As a self-described polygraph realist, I am challenging the American Polygraph Association’s (sic) thinking on the alleged science behind polygraph, and am proposing that the APA not only take on a countermeasure challenge — similar to what George Maschke has long proposed — but to endorse a “Bill of Rights” for polygraph test takers to help prevent future polygraph abuse.

As a result of my strident stance (as evidenced by numerous postings on several polygraph forums) and admitted contact with Marisa Taylor of McClatchy News Service, I am viewed by the polygraph establishment as an iconoclast and apostate. Still, I think there are enough progressives and realists within the APA to help set a new course for polygraph’s future.

Best wishes for tonight. Although it will be late back east, I will do my best to tune in for the duration. Should I fade, there’s always the C2C podcast.

Regards,

Name Withheld

P.S. In September, I bought the Kindle edition of “The Clapper Memo” prior to a flight to Asia, which helped make the journey bearable. A great read!

Click on the image above to order the book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, shown superimposed on a photo of an M4 carbine. Photo credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ken Scar.

Click on the image above to order the book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, shown superimposed on a photo of an M4 carbine. Photo credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ken Scar.

During the first hour of the broadcast, Noory and I discussed the many details I uncovered about the federal government’s use of credibility assessment tools, including the polygraph, and we discussed many suspect findings that surfaced during my four-year investigation into the subject.

During the second hour, Noory and I fielded a mix of questions from callers across the country. While most of the callers were friendly, a few were not.

One man, in particular, went so far as to challenge my credibility by saying he didn’t believe I had ever spoken to any Army Green Berets, Navy SEALs or intelligence experts. I responded to him two ways.

First, I pointed out that I do have friends in the Special Forces community and had even written a book, Three Days In August, about one of them, former Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart.

Next, I told him I was not going to behave like Vice President Joe Biden and break the bond of trust I’ve established with my “Quiet Professionals” friends who agreed to share details about their work in exchange for my promise that I would not reveal their names to the world.

I guess I could have pointed him to the names of people who endorsed THE CLAPPER MEMO, but I’m not sure that would have helped with this particular caller. Oh well.

If you missed the show live, you can download a podcast (subscription required). After listening to the show, be sure to get the whole story by ordering a copy of THE CLAPPER MEMO.

UPDATE 3/15/14 at 2:42 p.m. Central:  Bob McCarty’s Appearance on ‘Coast to Coast AM’ (Audio).

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.

Pentagon Contracting Blunders Highlighted in Article, Book

In his latest article in The Washington Times, Rowan Scarborough tells a story of poor decision-making at the Pentagon that is very similar to the story I tell in my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO.

The book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, is shown superimposed on a photo of an M4 carbine. Photo credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ken Scar.

The book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, is shown superimposed on a photo of an M4 carbine. Photo credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ken Scar.

Scarborough reports on Department of Defense decision-making that has resulted in the flawed M4 carbine being foisted upon Soldiers who, in order to have it work somewhat reliably, must make their own modifications to it.

What happens to Soldiers unable to make those mods? I think the answer to that question is obvious.

In THE CLAPPER MEMO, I use nearly 300 pages to reveal how the same kind of decision-making has resulted in the century-old polygraph remaining as DoD’s credibility assessment technology of choice even after a newer technology proved itself less expensive and more accurate.

Along the way, I share never-before-published details about key decisions made by top DoD officials — including Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. when he was serving as Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence — and about key decisions that need to be made in the future to correct grievous wrongs.

Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Larry W. Bailey came to understand the gravity of this situation after reading THE CLAPPER MEMO. In fact, the former commander of the U.S. Navy SEALs training program described what I reveal in the book as “an unconscionable cover-up.” Others have offered similar assessments.

See if you agree. Order your copy today!

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.

Townhall Columnist Shows He Understands What’s At Stake

Be sure to read Mark Baisley’s latest Townhall.com article, When Technology War Kills Our Own Soldiers, in which he shares his review of my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO.

Click on image above to connect to article at Townhall.com.

Click on image above to connect to article at Townhall.com.

For more information about the book, visit http://TheClapperMemo.com.

To order either or both of my books, click here or on the graphic below. Thanks!

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.

Investigative Work Nets Award

Officials with the National Association of Computer Voice Stress Analysts humbled me Tuesday by naming me the 2013 recipient of the Professor James L. Chapman Award for Excellence.

Chapman_Award_Plaque LRIn presenting the award, named after a man recognized as the world’s foremost expert on the use of voice stress analysis before he passed away unexpectedly in April 2012, NACVSA officials credited me with “Excellence in Research and Contributing to the Worldwide Body of Knowledge Concerning Voice Stress Analysis.”

In reality, I think the words above represent a drawn-out way of saying they appreciate the extensive amount of investigative work I did as author of THE CLAPPER MEMO to expose the existence of a “turf war” between polygraph loyalists and all challengers to the century-old technology, including the Computer Voice Stress Analyzer® mentioned often in my book.

Because scheduling conflicts (i.e., my oldest son’s wedding in England) prevented me from attending NACVSA’s Annual Advanced Examiners Conference in person Jan. 6-10 in Orlando, Fla., I recorded my acceptance speech in advance (see video above).

To learn more about the book that’s attracted so much attention in recent months, order a copy of THE CLAPPER MEMO. It’s available in paperback and ebook versions.

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.

BETRAYED: Gripping True Story by Father of Fallen Navy SEAL

One year and many conversations ago, Billy and Karen Vaughn appeared on my radar screen as the parents of Aaron Carson Vaughn, a fallen U.S. Navy SEAL and their only son. Today, I received a copy of Billy’s book, BETRAYED: The Shocking True Story of Extortion 17 as told by a Navy SEAL’s Father, into which was poured a lot of blood, sweat and tears.

Available at Amazon.com, all three of the books shown here would make great Christmas gifts for anyone interested in current events involving military, intelligence and special operations activities. They are (left-right): Three Days In August by Bob McCarty, BETRAYED by Billy Vaughn and THE CLAPPER MEMO by Bob McCarty.

The Vaughns appeared on my radar screen for the first time in late October 2012 as parents slamming President Barack Obama and others connected to the deaths of 30 Americans, including Aaron, in Afghanistan Aug. 6, 2011. They were understandably angry because of what they were being told about the circumstances surrounding the incident recorded as the single-largest loss of life in Naval Special Warfare history. At the same time, they were understandably angry about what they were not being told about events that ended in the downing of the CH-47 “Chinook” helicopter, call sign “Extortion 17,” and the death of Aaron and so many of his fellow members of the elite Navy SEAL Team Six.

After watching video of the Vaughn’s appearance at a news conference in Washington, D.C., nine months later, I reached out to them by phone and sent them a copy of my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, hoping it would resonate with them. While waiting for them to reply, something unusual happened.

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Left to right: Billy Vaughn, Bob McCarty and Karen Vaughn.

By sheer coincidence, I ran into the Vaughns at an event in Fort Lauderdale the following month. Over dinner, we discussed Billy’s efforts related to writing BETRAYED, as well as my investigation related to THE CLAPPER MEMO. By the time we finished our meals, I had offered to help in any way I could, Billy and Karen had promised to find time in their busy schedules to finish reading the copy of the book I had sent them.

One month later, the Vaughns came through on their promise, offering high praise for my book:

TheClapperMemoFrontCoverLR 6-5-13THE CLAPPER MEMO by Bob McCarty gives the reader an in-depth look into the dirty little secrets of politics and greed triumphing over safety and security for our fighting men and women as well as the average American citizen. In this gripping account of one man’s quest for truth, McCarty exposes filthy backroom deals bent on squelching the best technology available for securing quick, reliable, lifesaving information in the theater of battle.

The most shocking revelation for us, as parents of a fallen Navy SEAL, was learning that Army leadership was more willing to rely on laboratory studies commissioned by officials and agencies with vested interests in the outdated polygraph than in what they were being told by real-life heroes on the field of battle. The almighty dollar wins again…while the Soldier dies and Americans live at greater risk than necessary. Billy & Karen Vaughn

During the months that followed, I fulfilled my promise as well, contributing to Billy’s book-writing effort by offering insights about “Green-on-Blue” attacks in Afghanistan and how those attacks are connected to serious shortcomings in the vetting process via which Afghan recruits are screened before being allowed to serve in the stone-age country’s military, police and security agencies. The crux of my input appears on pages 165-166 of the book:

BETRAYEDIt wasn’t until July 30, 2013, when the Department of Defense released its Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan, that we finally learned the truth about a startling and mostly-unreported spike in green-on-blue attacks.

Buried almost one-thousand words into that report, we found news of a 120 percent increase in these attacks from 2011 to 2012, rising from 22 to 48 incidents. Additionally, 29 percent (14) of the attacks in 2012 were executed by more than one person. Prior to 2012, only two attacks had been executed by more than one individual.

In short, more and more of our people are being ambushed by the very Afghani counterparts they’ve been told to trust after letting down their guard in supposed “safe zones” like dining facilities, living quarters and other “inside the wire” areas.

As soon as I finish reading BETRAYED, I will offer a complete review. I assure you now, however, that the book is a must-read for anyone wanting to know the truth.

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.

Casualties of ‘War on Men in the Military’ Offered Tests of Truth

Since the October 2011 release of my first nonfiction book, Three Days In August, I’ve been contacted by dozens of individuals who’ve shared troubling stories about cases involving either themselves or a close family member (i.e., husband, father, uncle, brother, nephew or friend). Today, I invite male veterans of the U.S. military — who, like those who’ve contacted me already, consider themselves casualties of the War on Men in the Military — to take advantage of a unique opportunity to proclaim their innocence.

WC Soldiers 3-7-13Who? Most of the people who’ve contacted me did so after they or a loved one became the target of prosecution following alleged sexual assaults, alleged violations of the Rules of Engagement in combat zones or some other alleged breaches of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

What?  Those who accept my offer will have to agree, in writing, to submit to an exam aimed at determining whether or not they are being deceptive about the subject of the crime for which they have been or are being prosecuted.  In addition, they will have to agree to allow the findings of their exams — good or bad — to be made public.  This ensures that a sense of real jeopardy is involved.

How? Unlike the process that allowed people like Aldrich Ames and Edward Snowden to obtain employment and high-level security clearances inside our nation’s intelligence agencies, this exam will not involve the use of a polygraph or polygraph examiner; instead, it will involve the use of a non-polygraph credibility assessment technology identical to that currently being used by professionals at more than 1,800 law enforcement agencies nationwide. In addition, each exam will be conducted by an examiner certified in the use of the technology.

Why? I’m making this offer, because I want to give men who believe they are being unjustly prosecuted the opportunity to share their stories. Worth noting: While these exams will be provided at no cost to participants, donations to help cover the costs of these exams (minimum $400 each not including travel and lodging expenses for myself and the examiner) will be appreciated. Click on Tip Jar at right to make a donation.

How can you learn more about the non-polygraph technology that will be used? Order a copy of my latest book, THE CLAPPER MEMO (May 2013). Available in paperback and ebook versions at Amazon.com, it comes highly recommended.

NOTE: Individuals interested in taking an exam should send an email to me at BobMcCartyWrites (at) gmail (dot) com with “INNOCENCE” in the subject line. In the body of your email, please include a brief synopsis about your case and your contact information. Please DO NOT include any attachments as they will be ignored.

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.

News Release About Second Book Set to Launch Tuesday

Early Tuesday morning, members of the nation’s news media will receive copies of a news release about my recently-released second nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO. Below are details excerpted from an expanded version of that release:

TheClapperMemoFrontCoverLR 6-5-13THE CLAPPER MEMO Connects Top Intelligence Official to Flawed Vetting Process in Afghanistan, Receives High-Profile Endorsements

Bob McCarty’s recently-released book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, connects James R. Clapper Jr. to hundreds of casualties spawned by a flawed vetting process in Afghanistan, receives high-profile endorsements.

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Bob McCarty’s latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, received several high-profile endorsements after connecting the dots between actions taken by James R. Clapper Jr. and the flawed vetting process that has resulted in hundreds of “Green-on-Blue” or “Insider Attack” casualties in Afghanistan:

“THE CLAPPER MEMO by Bob McCarty gives the reader an in-depth look into the dirty little secrets of politics and greed triumphing over safety and security for our fighting men and women as well as the average American citizen.”BILLY and KAREN VAUGHN, parents of U.S. Navy SEAL Aaron Carson Vaughn, a member of SEAL Team Six who lost his life along with 29 other Americans when their helicopter, call sign “Extortion 17,” was shot down in Afghanistan Aug. 6, 2011. Learn more about their endorsement here.

•• “Bob McCarty has uncovered a high-tech ‘turf war’ pitting those who want the best for our troops against others who seem to be focused on their own self-interests. Sadly, it seems the wrong people are winning this war. I highly recommend THE CLAPPER MEMO.”MAJ. GEN. PAUL VALLELY (U.S. Army, Ret.), former deputy commander of U.S. Army Pacific and co-author with Billy Vaughn of the upcoming book, BETRAYED: Exposing the High Cost of the War on Terror. Learn more about his endorsement here.

••• “Bob McCarty’s book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, represents perhaps the most thorough investigative reporting I have encountered in years. I direct the attention of the so-called major media to it. This is how it’s done!”DAVID P. SCHIPPERS, Chief Investigative Counsel during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and co-author of the book, SELLOUT: The Inside Story of President Clinton’s Impeachment. Learn more about his endorsement here.

•••• “An unconscionable cover-up.”CAPT. LARRY W. BAILEY (U.S. Navy SEALs, Ret.), former commander of the U.S. Navy SEALs Training Program and co-founder of Special Operations Speaks, a veterans group dedicated, among other things, to restoring trust and confidence in government. Learn more about his endorsement here.

BobHeadshotSmallIf you think the American public needs to know details about THE CLAPPER MEMO and the findings of my four-year investigation that spawned the endorsements above, please point members of the news media as well as bloggers and citizen journalists to TheClapperMemo.com and ask them to contact me via email: bobmccartywrites (at) gmail (dot) com.

And one more thing: Please buy a copy of the book, ebook or paperback, for yourself and/or for a friend.  While you’re at it, you might as well order a copy of my first book, Three Days In August, too! Thanks in advance!

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.

Soldier’s Mom Urges Americans to Buy My Books

Today, I was copied on an email blast sent by Beverly Perlson, founder of the pro-troops organization, The Band of Mothers, and mother of a Soldier who served multiple combat deployments with the 82nd Airborne. She sent out the message after reading a recent post about yours truly being listed as a Top Local Author in St. Louis.

Beverly Perlson

Beverly Perlson

“Why is this news so heartwarming to me?” Perlson wrote. “Because I know of no other author who writes more in support of our Troops than Bob McCarty! Every American should read Bob’s two recent books, because what he writes about affects our Troops!”

Showing she had read and understands the critical importance of the subject matter of my most-recent book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, Perlson covered some of the basics of the book, explaining how the non-polygraph interrogation technology highlighted in the book has been proven successful in hotspots around the world and at more than 1,800 state and local law enforcement agencies across the United States. She also made note of two important facts: 1) the technology is prohibited from being used by members of our Armed Forces in places like Afghanistan where it could be saving lives; and 2) James R. Clapper Jr., the man now serving as our nation’s top intelligence officials, bears much of the blame for Fact #1.

Perlson also mentioned my first nonfiction book, Three Days in August, in her message. Published in October 2011, it chronicles the life and wrongful conviction of Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart on sexual assault-related charges.

“This brave and noble Special Forces Soldier’s life has been ruined over this farce of a trial,” Perlson wrote. “This book will enrage you and break your heart. I’ve had the honor of meeting Kelly Stewart, and I hope he knows what an honor it was for me to meet him. It is horrible and disgraceful what has happened to him.”

Perlson concluded her message this way: “Please forward this info to all your lists, read the books, and write and blog about them! Our Troops are up against so much and all because they choose to willingly fight to keep us all safe. They need and so deserve our support.” I couldn’t agree with her more.

Thanks Beverly! I’m humbled by and thankful for your support and friendship.

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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.

‘Safety and security of our military members should trump the agenda of a handful of power hungry bureaucrats’

The first five-star customer review of THE CLAPPER MEMO appeared online yesterday under the headline, Blockbuster – A Must Read for Those Fighting Terrorism. The wording of that review, submitted by “Case Officer,” appears unedited below except for minor formatting changes:

TheClapperMemoFrontCoverLR 6-5-13Bob McCarty has connected the dots to a story that otherwise would not have seen the light of day. He has exposed the ongoing and unceasing activities of a small group of US government bureaucrats that should outrage the entire US population.

It is unconscionable that administration-after-administration has allowed this national disgrace to continue unabated for the past 50 years. The safety and security of our military members should trump the agenda of a handful of power hungry bureaucrats. The absolute faith by these bureaucrats in a scientifically flawed device – namely the polygraph – appears to have caused significant damage to the international reputation and security of the United States.

Further, the stamp of approval given to the polygraph by the US government appears to have also caused serious damage to other nations as well – Iraq, Afghanistan and Mexico to name a few. The true extent of the damage caused by polygraph will perhaps never be known, since the US government does not publicly admit to such gross maleficence and failures. However, the cases brought to light by Bob McCarty are a damning indictment against continued support of the polygraph by the US government.

It is amazing that otherwise world-class agencies such as the FBI, CIA, DOD, and DHS continue to rely on a 100 year old technology that is scientifically proven to be worthless for intelligence screening operations. This book should be required reading for all involved in the “War on Terror” both at home and abroad. Bob McCarty should be commended for exposing this pseudoscientific government-backed fraud.

You can order a copy of THE CLAPPER MEMO in paperback or ebook versions from Amazon.

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.