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CIA Veterans Debate Accuracy of Film 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Washington, DC
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The American Enterprise Institute hosts a discussion on the accuracy of Director Kathryn Bigelow’s recent film “Zero Dark Thirty,” about the hunt for bin Laden, with three CIA veterans who were involved in the investigation.

General Michael Hayden (ret.), former director of the Central Intelligence Agency; John Rizzo, former deputy counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency; and Jose Rodriguez, former director of the National Clandestine Service discuss the enhanced interrogation techniques depicted in the film, as well as the film's linking of information gained from the interrogations to the capture of bin Laden.

AEI Fellow Marc Thiessen, and author of “Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack,” moderates the discussion.

Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 11:30am (ET)

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