Host Andy Steele talks about a recent news article in which retired U.S. Senator Bob Graham (D-Florida) relates how the FBI tried to "dissuade" him from pursuing the Saudi Arabian connection to 9/11. He also discusses the 1975-76 Church Committee congressional hearings, during which the secret CIA program Operation Mockingbird was revealed.
Douglas Valentine’sThe Phoenix Program is vital for understanding the history of terrorism and its role in political warfare. Few other historical accounts provide as much detail on how the U.S. government and the CIA began to use programs for counterterrorism to implement political policy through secretive, coldblooded actions. Understanding such history is critical to making sense of what is happening in our world today.