Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish
August 31, 2011
Immediately after 9/11, a unique presidential finding gave the CIA greater powers than it had enjoyed in its history. Electronic eavesdropping, kidnappings, rendition and waterboarding were the results.
This film explores how the CIA fought al-Qaeda in the shadows, focusing on the monitoring of its communications and the group’s escape from Tora Bora.
‘The Intelligence War’ rides the highs and lows of the intelligence war, revealing how the US nearly lost outright in 2003 and how al-Qaeda negated its own advances through a bloody campaign to eliminate Iraq’s Shi’as.