Matthew Alexander


Matthew Alexander is a former senior military interrogator and author of How to Break a Terrorist: The U.S. Interrogators Who Used Brains, Not Brutality, to Take Down the Deadliest Man in Iraq. He led an elite interrogation team in Iraq that found Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the former al-Qaeda leader, who was killed in a subsequent air strike. He has conducted more than three hundred interrogations and supervised more than one thousand. He is currently a fellow at the Open Society Institute.

Recent Posts

Martyrdom, Interrupted

The former head interrogator in Iraq goes undercover in Indonesia to learn the secrets of their top-notch interrogation program. To win the battle against terrorism, violent extremists must be converted into antijihad advocates.

Matthew Alexander

Torture's Rendition

The interrogator who located al-Zarqawi argues that torturing terror prisoners is the wrong approach. The fact we haven’t found bin Laden shows harsh interrogation techniques have failed.