Leading During Crisis, When More Than Careers Are At Stake


Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Wexner 434 AB

unjustifiable-meansbookThe Carr Center is delighted to welcome Mark Fallon, the author of Unjustifiable Means: The Inside Story of How the CIA, Pentagon and US Government Conspired to Torture, to discuss his book and work with the US Government.

Mark Fallon is a retired US Government Senior Executive and a career Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) special agent. With experience investigating al-Qaeda since the 1990’s, following the September 11th attacks, Mark was appointed as the Deputy Commander of the Department of Defense (DOD) task force responsible for the investigation of international terrorists for trials before military commissions. Mark will discuss the leadership challenges of trying to bring terrorists to justice, while protecting their rights, often from the very chain of command he was working for. He will offer his perspectives on the tactical and strategic consequence of national torture policies, and the moral and ethical challenges he faced executing his mission.
About the book:

In Unjustifiable Means, Fallon reveals this dark side of the United States government, which threw our own laws and international covenants aside to become a nation that tortured—sanctioned by the highest-ranking members of the Bush Administration, the Army, and the CIA, many of whom still hold government positions, although none have been held accountable.