Glenn Carle was a high-ranking interrogator for the CIA, expected to get information out of Al Quaeda suspects by whatever means. He refused and ultimately resigned. In his book The Interrogator he takes the reader on an ethical journey: What is duty? Can a public official – a national security official – challenge the established, moral code as defined by one’s orders? He talks to Elisabeth Wynhausen.
Supported by University of Western Sydney and Parramatta City Council.
Glenn Carle (International)
Glenn Carle was a member of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations for 23 years and worked in a number of posts on four continents. His last position was as deputy national intelligence officer for transnational threats, where his office was responsible for strategic analysis of terrorism, international organised crime and narcotics issues. He retired in March 2007 and now lives in Washington, DC. He is the author of The Interrogator: A CIA agent’s true story.
Elisabeth Wynhausen is the author of Dirt Cheap: Life at the Wrong End of the Job Market, which was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, Manly Girls, shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, and On Resilience. She has been a staff writer for The Bulletin, the National Times and The Australian. Her latest book is The Short Goodbye.