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Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.).
Originally released by Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) in 2015.
Necessary Torture (2:41) -- Blockbuster Propaganda (2:31) -- Unlimited Counterterrorism Authority (2:52) -- Formation of Black Sites (2:11) -- FBI Interrogation Technique (1:42) -- SERE Program (2:33) -- FBI Withdraws (1:28) -- Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs) (2:30) -- EITs Approval (2:36) -- Psychological Breakdowns (2:56) -- High Value Targets (2:08) -- Continued Torture and Death (1:53) -- "Let's Roll With the New Guy" (3:21) -- Torture at Abu Ghraib (2:18) -- Criminal Liability (3:31) -- President of Torture (4:36) -- Secret Investigations (3:11) -- Panetta Review (3:07) -- Fighting for History (2:52) -- Credits: Secrets, Politics, and Torture (2:38)
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The movie Zero Dark Thirty portrayed the CIA's controversial "enhanced interrogations"-widely described as torture-as a key to uncovering information that led to the finding and killing of Osama bin Laden. Drawing on recently declassified documents and interviews with prominent political leaders and CIA insiders, FRONTLINE reveals the many challenges to this version of history. Filmmaker Michael Kirk (United States of Secrets) investigates the agency's top-secret interrogation program: how it began, what it accomplished, and the bitter fight in Washington over the public outing of its existence. The film unspools the dueling versions of history laid out by the CIA, which maintains that its now officially shuttered program was effective in combating terrorism; and by the massive Senate torture report released in December of 2014, which found that the program was brutal, mismanaged, and-most importantly-didn't work. From the CIA's use of black site prisons in Thailand, Lithuania, Afghanistan and Poland, to its destruction of hundreds of hours of videotaped interrogations, to the Senate's standoff with the CIA over the report, Secrets, Politics and Torture, tells the dramatic inside story of one of the CIA's most controversial programs.
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Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, May 2, 2016)
Films Media Group, film distributor.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Frontline (Television program)