Inside The CIA

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Sunday 22 November, 9.30pm

The CIA’s mission has changed. In the post-9/11 world, the Central Intelligence Agency has a new mandate: stop terror. After years fighting the Soviets for Cold War dominance, America’s spymasters now face a new insidious, viral enemy. Not simply al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, but a proliferating network of terrorist cells. Enter one of the most perilous battlegrounds of the new war: Pakistan. Join a 14-point strike to capture alleged al Qaeda logistician Abu Zubaydah and follow the CIA’s multinational effort to capture alleged al Qaeda terror-broker Rashid Rauf before he can unleash a massive attack on US airliners.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Sunday 22 November, 8.30pm

Just days after the horrific attacks of 9/11, a team of seven CIA agents sneak into northern Afghanistan and begin to lay the groundwork for war. Dubbed operation “Jawbreaker,” their goal is to take out al Qaeda, break the Taliban, find Osama bin Laden, and kill him. Now, National Geographic Channel tells the story of this dangerous covert mission from the point of view of the CIA officers and top-secret Delta Force operators involved. Veteran intelligence officers discuss the risky methods used to gather intelligence, the high-tech devices needed to track the Taliban, and the missteps and errors that allowed bin Laden to get away. This special captures the raw energy and danger of one of the biggest manhunts in history.