The debate over whether torture is ever necessary stands at the heart of this History Channel investigation. THE DARK ART OF INTERROGATION looks to the experts from both sides of the table to help explicate this often morally ambiguous subject; professional military interrogators and U.S. POWs alike describe their participation in the questioning process.
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Today, espionage, terror, and psychological warfare collide at specially-designed prisons like Guantanamo Bay, where masters of information-gathering practice the age-old art of interrogation. After 9/11, the US and other countries initiated a new rationale about use of elaborate psychological manipulation to ward off world terrorism. Enter that shadowy world with former CIA Agent Keith Hall, who defends his brutal interrogation of a Lebanese terrorist suspect. Meet Michael Koubi, an Israeli interrogator whose theatrics and deception produce exceptional results. Special Forces operative Bill Cowan explains how battlefield interrogations in Vietnam helped save lives, and US POWs describe the hell they endured. Former Afghan and Pakistani occupants of Camp X-Ray and Palestinian terrorist suspects also offer firsthand accounts. Best-selling author Mark Bowden (Black Hawk Down) guides us through a morally gray world the government would rather you not enter.