In a rare interview with Ali Soufan, the FBI agent who was at
the center of the 9/11 investigations, Frontline
Martin Smith uncovers an insider's view on the "war on terror." Frontline
"The Interrogator" airs Tuesday, September 13 at 9 p.m. on KUED.
One of only eight Arabic-speaking FBI agents, Soufan explains why
he believes the attacks on the World Trade Center could have been
prevented and how the use of torture failed to produce actionable
The broadcast of "The Interrogator" will also coincide
with the publication of Soufan's forthcoming book, The
Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against
, which is receiving extensive media attention
prompted by the CIA's request for redactions.
Also in this hour: Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post
reporter Dana Priest investigates the terrorism-industrial
complex that grew up in the wake of 9/11. In "Are We Safer?"
Priest explores the growing reach of homeland security, fusion
centers, battlefield technologies, and data-collecting into the
lives of ordinary Americans.