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FBI Retired Case File Review

The host of FBI Retired Case File Review with Jerri Williams is a retired FBI agent writing crime fiction inspired by true crime FBI cases. In this podcast, she interviews retired FBI agents about their most intriguing and high-profile cases, reviews how the FBI is portrayed in books, TV, and movies and recommends crime fiction. Photos and links to articles about the cases and topics discussed can be found at

Feb 21, 2019

Former agent Ali Soufan who served with the FBI for eight years investigating highly sensitive and complex international terrorism cases, including bombings and attacks around the world, reviews his investigation of the attack on the USS Cole where suicide terrorists exploded a small boat alongside the Navy Destroyer—as it was refueling in the Yemeni port of Aden. The blast ripped a 40-foot-wide hole near the waterline of the Cole, killing 17 American sailors and injuring many more.

Ali also talks about the events surrounding 9/11 and his New York Times top 10 bestseller book The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda and the 10-part Hulu television series “The Looming Tower” in which he and his work are portrayed.

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