Inside the CIA’s interrogation program and the science behind it


Guests: Steven Kleinman and Scott Shane

A report released last week by The Senate Intelligence Committee detailed the work of two psychologists who were paid over $81 million to devise and carry out enhanced interrogations on Al Qaeda suspects. The techniques included waterboarding and other methods of sensory deprivation, and over the year they proved unsuccessful in gathering meaningful intelligence. In this hour of Radio Times we’ll explore the history of the CIA’s interrogation program, the early work of the psychologists involved, and what we know now about torture and intelligence gathering. Our guests are STEVEN KLEINMAN, former senior intelligence officer with the U.S. Air Force, and New York Times national security reporter SCOTT SHANE who has been covering the CIA’s interrogation program.

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