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Introduction: Fighting Terror with Torture (02:29)


Hilary Andersson investigates whether the enhanced interrogation program led to substantial intelligence. Malcolm Nash teaches soldiers how to avoid giving away confidential data while being waterboarded. (Credits)

Black Site Cobalt (02:10)

Cobalt is one of the most famous black sites where torture occurred. Glenn Carle describes how controlled a detainee. Mohammad el-Shari'ya was chained to a wall for five months and put into a black box.

Inside the Black Box (03:24)

Andersson submits to the black box torture method. After two minutes she is hot, claustrophobic and starts hearing a loud baby crying. She begs to get out after 12 minutes.

Birth of Enhanced Interrogation (02:07)

The CIA hired James Mitchell, a retired SERE psychologist, to help create a new model. Malcolm Nance was furious that the CIA used a program created to evade capture to torture others.

Obama Bans Techniques (02:41)

Dianne Feinstein discusses how no substantial intelligence was gathered at the black sites. Mitchell felt that the Senate's findings were erroneous. Andersson participates in a "walling."

Experimental Torture Technique (02:31)

The CIA walled Abu Zubaydah, forced him into a black box for 29 hours, and waterboarded him daily. In 2006, Bush admitted the CIA used enhanced interrogation techniques successfully. Feinstein disagrees with Bush's statements.

Differing Opinions (02:26)

The CIA, FBI and Senate argue what led to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's arrest. Ali Soufan contends that the FBI gathered all necessary intelligence prior to Zubaydah's enhanced interrogation. Two hours after capture, the CIA asked for permission to enter Mohammed into the program.

Waterboarding (02:20)

Chris Sampson volunteers to be waterboarded. After 18 seconds, he confesses to being a bunny rabbit. Sampson admits it would be much worse if he did not know his torturers.

Learning How to Torture (02:23)

Al-Shari'ya contends he was waterboarded on an experimental tilting board. Buzzy Krongard explains how the CIA tries to balance efficacy with morality. Mohammed would count the seconds until the waterboarding stopped.

Mohammed Confesses (02:00)

The CIA contends that Mohammed's interrogations led to the capture of Hambali, who claimed responsibility for a bombing in Bali— Soufan disagrees. Krongard discusses the close relationship between the CIA and MI6.

Awareness of Torture (03:41)

Krongard believes that Britain is aware of enhanced interrogation techniques. Experts debate the program's efficacy and whether it led to the formation of radical groups like ISIS. Mohammed and Zubaydah are currently in Guantanamo Bay— al-Shari'ya was released.

Credits: Fighting Terror with Torture (00:38)

Credits: Fighting Terror with Torture

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How far should we go in the fight against terrorism? 'Enhanced' interrogation methods used by America in the aftermath of 9/11 – including the technique of controlled drowning known as waterboarding – have been condemned as torture. This BBC Panorama program lets viewers decide as it recreates what was done, and hears from those who approved, ran and suffered the programme in secret CIA prisons around the world. A BBC production.

Length: 30 minutes

Item#: BVL115638

ISBN: 978-1-63521-076-7

Copyright date: ©2015

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