Posts Tagged ‘Film’

 

Panetta Revealed Top Secret Information About bin Laden Raid to Filmmaker

A Pentagon investigation finds that officials revealed names of personnel who participated in the raid that killed the terrorist leader, despite commanders’ concerns that they could be targeted for retribution if their names were publicly disclosed. Continue reading…    

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Filmmaker Alex Gibney on “Noble Liar” Julian Assange, and Why Bradley Manning is the Real Hero of WikiLeaks

In a review last month, I wrote that most struck me about Alex Gibney’s new film on WikiLeaks is how Army Pfc. Bradley Manning emerges as the surprising hero, since the story of the anti-secrecy site is generally most associated with its flamboyant founder, the Australian hacker Julian Assange. It turns out this was a surprise for Gibney, too. Continue reading…

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Manhunt: A New Documentary Tells the Inside Story of Finding bin Laden

Osama bin Laden may have met his fate at the hands of military men. But it’s a lesser-known fact that, for more than a decade, many of the CIA officers who were tracking the terrorist leader were women. Indeed, for as long as the CIA has been in the business of finding the founder of […]

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What Zero Dark Thirty Gets Right About the Hunt for bin Laden

The important and probably irresolvable debate about torture in the new movie has overlooked what it gets right: Namely, that the intelligence business is painstaking, frustrating, and slow. More…    

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