The Regulator welcomes Mark Fallon, author of Unjustifiable Means: The Inside Story of How the CIA, Pentagon, and US Government Conspired to Torture. In his more than 30 years as an NCIS special agent and counterintelligence officer, Mark Fallon has investigated some of the most significant terrorist operations in US history. But in the aftermath of September 11, it was clear that America was dealing with a new kind of enemy. Soon after the attacks, Fallon was named Deputy Commander of the newly formed Criminal Investigation Task Force (CITF), created to probe the al-Qaeda terrorist network and bring suspected terrorists to trial.
With the arrival of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Fallon witnessed a shadowy side of the intelligence community emerge, peddling a snake-oil they called “enhanced interrogation techniques.” In Unjustifiable Means, Fallon reveals this dark side of the US government, which threw our own laws and international covenants aside to become a nation that tortured. Unjustifiable Means forces the spotlight back on to how America lost its way and exposes those responsible for using torture under the guise of national security -- and those heroes who risked it all to oppose the program.
Mark Fallon has 31 years of government service at high levels in intelligence and security. He now serves as a consultant, author, and speaker.