In April 2009, Bob McCarty asked Pentagon officials to answer a handful of questions about a new portable polygraph device being deployed to war zones. While waiting for them to respond, he sought answers elsewhere and found plenty — in locations all around the world. More importantly, however, he found evidence of an unconventional war that’s been raging silently for 40 years, shows no signs of easing, and impacts Americans around the world.
From the front lines of this war, McCarty shares never-before-published details of the win-at-all-cost strategy employed by polygraph loyalists to discredit all challengers to their technology’s status as the U.S. Government’s credibility assessment tool of choice.
On one side, he reveals the lengths to which high-ranking polygraph loyalists inside the Departments of Defense and Justice have shown they are willing to go in order to maintain their foothold in the credibility assessment arena when challenged by backers of a newer credibility assessment tool proven more reliable than polygraph. He highlights conflicts of interest and ethical lapses on the part of senior government officials and exposes revealing communications between individuals on both ends of lucrative government research grants that yielded pro-polygraph results.
On the other side, he shares how law enforcement officers across the United States describe their success using non-polygraph technology as an investigative tool during both routine and high-profile criminal investigations. In addition, he offers detailed firsthand accounts obtained during exclusive interviews with Americans who used non-polygraph technology to interrogate enemy combatants, detainees, and criminal suspects in places like Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, Mexico and Iraq.
Four years after posing his initial set of questions, McCarty stands convinced that polygraph loyalists’ blind loyalty to their century-old technology results not only in Americans in this country being falsely implicated and/or convicted of crimes they did not commit, but it places Americans who wear the uniforms of their country in war zones around the world at higher-than-necessary risk of becoming casualties.
In THE CLAPPER MEMO, McCarty connects the dots between three memos — including one issued by James R. Clapper Jr., now the nation’s top intelligence official — and hundreds of American casualties resulting from “Green-on-Blue” (a.k.a., “Insider”) attacks waged by so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their country.
By the time you finish reading THE CLAPPER MEMO, you’ll understand how, if not for the polygraph-only stance of high-ranking DoD officials, hundreds of American and coalition warfighters might have avoided being killed or wounded in Afghanistan.