Secrets, Politics and Torture - Archive
The blockbuster reflected the CIA's narrative that "enhanced interrogation techniques" -- widely criticized as torture -- were key in finding and killing Osama bin Laden. But was that version of history true?
May 15, 2015
Ali Soufan, a former top FBI interrogator, says torture must be permanently stopped.
December 11, 2014
A Senate investigation has prompted new debate on the CIA's use of "enhanced interrogation" in the aftermath of 9/11. So what did key players who helped shape the policy think at the time?
December 10, 2014
The CIA's use of enhanced interrogation practices was worse and more widespread than the CIA admitted, according to a Senate investigation. Also: it didn't work.
December 9, 2014
They helped to force-feed detainees, participated in waterboarding, and failed to report abusive treatment, according to a two-year task force review.
November 4, 2013
Obama banned torture, but hasn't taken steps to keep it from happening again, according to a recently released report.
April 22, 2013
An extended conversation with Ali Soufan, an FBI agent who was at the center of the 9/11 investigations.
September 13, 2011
In a crowded city in northern Egypt, FRONTLINE tracks down a man who was once one of the CIA’s "ghost prisoners" at one of the agency's controversial "black sites."
November 6, 2007