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Spy Secrets of 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Mick135 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 7:16 PM
I haven't seen the film, but what is described is, obviously, the human assets necessary to collect the information in order to make a decision. Our current administration has disdain for this concept; "drone them and forget them" seems to be the order of the day. How much useful information will NOT be gathered is unfathomable.

PARIS -- The realities highlighted by the Oscar-nominated film "Zero Dark Thirty," which detailed the operation that ended with the killing of Osama bin Laden, don't begin and end with the debate over what some call "torture" as a means of obtaining intelligence. That's just the only issue from the film that politicians and the media have glommed onto. More than anything else, "Zero Dark Thirty" is one of the rare films that accurately portrays the realities and frustrations of working in espionage and intelligence.

I think it's safe to say that tactics like loud music, sleep deprivation and water-boarding would...