In the uncertain weeks following September 11, an internal power struggle was underway inside the Bush administration. FRONTLINE goes behind closed doors to investigate the struggle over how and when to use what was called "coercive interrogation". The film tracks how increasingly tough measures were taken to gather information about Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, and finally the rising insurgency in Iraq. In an examination that begins at the White House and ends in the debate about alleged abuses at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Abu Grahib, policy-makers, government interrogators, and their subjects talk to FRONTLINE about their experiences as part of this internal battle.
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