Dateline goes inside the secretive world of the CIA in an interview with former Intelligence Officer Glenn Carle.
He spent 23 years working for the United States’ intelligence service in four continents, primarily on the battle against terrorism.
But Carle tells Aaron Lewis that September 11th 2001 changed that battle forever, turning the CIA into the puppet of a US administration that felt it was above the law.
His candid views on rendition, detention and torture are the basis of his autobiography, The Interrogator, which was only published after heavy redaction by the CIA.
Ahead of his appearance at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, Carle opens up about what was really going on behind the razor wire of Guantanamo Bay and how 9/11 has changed the face of the United States forever.
WATCH - Click to see Aaron’s interview.
SYDNEY WRITERS' FESTIVAL - SBS is a major partner for the Sydney Writers' Festival, which runs from 14th to 20th May. Click here to find out more about it.
REPLAY: A SPY EXPOSED - Dateline has also interviewed former CIA agent Valerie Plame, who spoke out after being exposed as a spy. Watch Yalda Hakim's 2011 profile of her.
INSIGHT - Watch Insight's discussion on Afghanistan, with Afghan Australians talking about Australia's mission there and what they think will happen after the troops leave. Insight is shown before Dateline each Tuesday at 8.30pm on SBS ONE.
Photo (CIA): Getty
On air: 15th May 2012