Posted on August 31, 2020 at 2:59 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A former FBI special agent has won a nine-year battle to share his uncensored memoir.

Ali Soufan’s The Black Banners (Declassified): How Torture Derailed the War on Terror After 9/11 will come out in full on September 8; the CIA, prompted by a lawsuit, performed a new review and restored most of what it initially cut.

The New York Times says the facts of some of what the CIA previously blacked out has become public, but that the author adds memorable details by virtue of being present during interrogations of detainees.

For a glimpse at how Soufan handled detainees like Abu Zubaydah — and how he objected to the CIA’s handling of them — head to the New York Times.

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