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Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs (2015)

Documentary revealing the inner workings of the world's most powerful intelligence organization, with unprecedented access to America's spy network, all 12 living CIA directors and top ... See full summary »

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Gédéon Naudet (as Gedeon Naudet), Jules Naudet

Writer:

Chris Whipple
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John O. Brennan ... Self
Robert Gates ... Self
Michael Morell Michael Morell ... Self
Gédéon Naudet ... Self
Leon Panetta ... Self
Mandy Patinkin ... Self - Narrator
David Petraeus ... Self
George Tenet ... Self
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Documentary revealing the inner workings of the world's most powerful intelligence organization, with unprecedented access to America's spy network, all 12 living CIA directors and top agency operatives, who talk candidly about torture, secret prisons, drone warfare, alleged assassinations and the constant threat of attack, which begs the question: how far should America go to keep us safe? Written by Showtime

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1 January 2019 | by mauri-laihorinneSee all my reviews

This has to be the most definitive document about CIA. Instead of following the route of endless criticism (and there is a lot available), the filmmakers let the CIA directors speak. And they do it with with candidness. Only very experienced interwievers can do this. We can probably never get any nearer to the most secretive organisation in the world. It shows CIAs job and position being very difficult. And it surely is. How can you stop violence and threat of violence in the world? With compassion? No. With violence? It only begets more violence. It would be very good If Americans and other nations finally realised that you can't win an ideologue or religion by destroying it's supporters. It only feeds more extremists. After AL gaida came Isis. And what is next? Highly recommended.


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