IAM Ali Soufan, a former FBI Special Agent who investigated international terrorism cases and interrogated many high-level al-Qaeda members. AMA
I'm Ali Soufan, a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent. During my time in the bureau, I investigated and supervised highly sensitive and complex international terrorism cases, including the East Africa Embassy Bombings, the attack on the USS Cole, and the events surrounding 9/11.
I just authored "The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al Qaeda." It tells the story of our successes and failures against al Qaeda, including how 9/11 might have been stopped if my team had been passed information we requested, and costly mistakes made in interrogation practices. More on the book here: http://theblackbanners.com/
This Frontline special tells part of my story: http://video.pbs.org/video/2126520471
Verification via my company twitter account: http://twitter.com/#!/TheSoufanGroup
I will be back at noon (EST) to begin answering questions.
Update: I need to head off now, many thanks for welcoming me to Reddit.