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YOU Might Be On A Federal Watch List!

Fifteen months after news broke about federal investigators targeting people engaged in the cottage industry of teaching others how to pass polygraph exams, I suspect many who purchased my second nonfiction book, The Clapper Memo, might be on a federal watch list.

Polygraph Exam

Why? Because, according to a report Nov. 14, 2013, officials with multiple federal government agencies confirmed to McClatchy News reporter Marisa Taylor that they had collected and shared the personal information of thousands of Americans in an attempt to root out untrustworthy federal workers.  Specifically, those officials confirmed that people who had no direct ties to the U.S. government and had simply purchased certain books — about polygraph-beating techniques — had been scrutinized.

Perhaps most disturbing is that the government agencies contacted by Taylor said they plan to retain the list of people who purchased the aforementioned books in case any of those on the list take polygraphs for federal jobs or criminal investigations in the future.

Again, I suspect most people who purchased The Clapper Memo, a book in which a person can read about many countermeasures available to defeat the polygraph, have no such direct ties and, therefore, meet the description above.

If you’re tempted to believe it makes sense for government officials to build lists of people based on their book-purchasing habits — for future reference, of course — then I implore you to look deeper into the subject matter by reading The Clapper Memo. The product of an exhaustive four-year investigation into the government’s use of credibility assessment technologies, including the polygraph, the book will open your eyes to troubling decisions made by federal government officials — including Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., the man now serving as our nation’s top intelligence official — that have far-reaching and extremely-dangerous implications for the American people.

Many influential people who read The Clapper Memo were stunned at what they learned.

Capt. Larry W. Bailey, U.S. Navy (Ret.), a former commander of the U.S. Navy’s Basic Underwater Demolition/SEALs (BUD/S) Training Program, believes I have revealed “An unconscionable cover-up.”

Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, U.S. Army (Ret.), former deputy commander, U.S. Army Pacific, said, “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.”

David P. Schippers, U.S. House of Representatives chief investigative counsel during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, said, “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!”

Others have spoken favorably of the book as well. Click here for details.

For a complete understanding of what I uncovered, order a copy of The Clapper Memo today.

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DoD Ban on Non-Polygraph Technology Continues

Almost 28 months ago, I came across a Military.com article about the Army telling Soldiers they could use only government-issued magazines with their M4 carbines.  In essence, they were told they could no longer — without violating orders, that is — use the widely-popular PMAG polymer M4 magazine manufactured by Magpul Industries Corp. Barely one month later, the ban was rescinded, according to this article, because it didn’t make sense. Now, it’s time to rescind another Defense Department ban on technology that doesn’t make sense.

I Company, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment live fire exercise 'Iron Anvil.' U.S. Army photo

I Company, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment live fire exercise ‘Iron Anvil.’ U.S. Army photo

In 2004, then-Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Stephen Cambone declared the polygraph the only credibility assessment tool authorized for use by DoD personnel, but it didn’t take.  They kept using one they liked, because it worked.

In 2007, then-Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. issued a nearly-identical order, and it was largely ignored.

Only after a third ban was issued — this one by Admiral Eric T. Olson, then-commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, in 2009 — were all challengers to the polygraph finally cast adrift.

Why did it take DoD leaders three tries to make warfighters stop using their preferred non-polygraph credibility assessment technology? Because those warfighters refused to give up a tool they knew worked best — in places like Baghdad and Guantanamo Bay.

Want to learn more about the non-polygraph technology warfighters refused to stop using?  Details about it appear in my second nonfiction book, The Clapper Memo.

To learn more about the book and read some of the endorsements it has received, click here. To order a copy, click here.

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