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Hard Measures

How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved Americ

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The New York Times bestselling memoir about the creation and implementation of the controversial Enhanced Interrogation Techniques by the former Chief Operations Officer for the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center.

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The explosive New York Times bestseller by the pioneer of the CIA’s highly controversial “enhanced interrogation techniques”

Former Chief of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr., reveals how, in the wake of 9/11, government-approved hard measures used on captured high-level al Qa’ida operatives derailed terrorist threats to the U.S., contributed to the capture of Usama bin Ladin, and saved countless American lives. That is, until initial support gave way to shortsighted political correctness, leaving those responsible for protecting our nation second-guessed, hamstrung, and investigated. In effect, the United States has chosen to willfully and unilaterally disarm itself in the war on terror.

In Hard Measures, Rodriguez melds his fascinating life story with a reasoned, previously untold, and convincing case for hard measures. Fully disclosing explosive details of when and how they were used, and why these methods were necessary, he offers a rare, insiders’ look at an issue that seizes public attention and inspires vigorous debate.

Greg Mathieson

Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr., joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1976 and served with the Agency for thirty-one years. At the time of his retirement he was the Director of the National Clandestine Service for the CIA, responsible for the coordination of clandestine human operations for the intelligence community. As a former Director of the Counterterrorism Center, he led the worldwide intelligence collection programs and covert action operations against international terrorist organizations following the ouster of terrorists from Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks.