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The Black Banners by Ali H. Soufan
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Jun 17, 2012

really liked it
Read from June 16 to 28, 2012

Pretty well written and a fascinating look into how interrogation can work when done without resorting to torture. The only downside is the book contains a lot of redacted text, particularly in later chapters dealing with interrogation. Some of these redactions are just absurd. For example in a first-person sequence it will say Then X went inside and what X saw was... so it's totally obvious that they just blanked out the "I." Even dumber is one sequence where it obviously involves a story about a snake, which it blanks out on one line and then admits to on the next line.
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