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Mark Fallon
Deputy Commander, Criminal Investigation Task Force


An interview with Mark Fallon conducted January 26 and January 27, 2012 by Myron A. Farber for the Columbia Center for Oral History, Rule of Law Oral History Project.

Mark Fallon is an international security consultant and expert in violent extremism, terrorism, and law enforcement-related topics. He was a special agent in the Naval Criminal Investigative Service [NCIS] and the deputy commander of the Criminal Investigation Task Force [CITF], during which time he played a major role in the investigation process of Guantánamo Bay detainees. Highlights of this interview include Mr. Fallon’s career in law enforcement, discussions of intelligence gathering at Guantánamo, the application of the Geneva Conventions in interrogations, military commissions proceedings, CIA black sites, and considerations for the prevention of future terrorist attacks.

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