Wednesday, May 01, 2013

PBS Updates "Top Secret America" with "from 9/11 to the Boston Bombings"


PBS Frontline has updated its “Top Secret America” (TV blog, Setp. 7, 2011) with  new footage “From 9/11 to the Boston Bombings”, as aired April 30, 2013. 

The documentary is directed by Michael Kirk, and interviews reporter Dana Priest, and Bush security consultant J. Cofer Black, and talks about the CIA project after 9/11 called “Graystone”.
  
I don’t recall, from the earlier show, the emphasis on the tremendous amount of space underground, down to ten floors, that the intelligence community has built in the greater DC and Baltimore areas since 9/11. 
The documentary also stresses the passing of authority for strikes from the CIA directly to the military, where presidential approval is not necessarily required. 
  
The mingling of military and civilian jobs in the intelligence area becomes even more interesting, and could have presented more issues during the days of the “don’t ask don’t tell” policy.
  
The new PBS link for the show, which was aired 10 PM Tuesday and pre-empted “Never Forget to Lie”, is here

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