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Series 1

CIA Declassified

  • The Real Argo

    Get a peek at declassified CIA files and hear the true story of Tony Mendez's remarkable rescue of six US diplomats from Iran in 1980, which inspired the film Argo.

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  • The Real Zero Dark Thirty

    Hear the startling truth about the 15-year hunt for the most wanted man on the planet - Osama bin Laden - as the CIA's confidential operations are revealed.

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  • Killing Mad Dog Gaddafi

    The tell-all series probes the agency's links with Khalifa Haftar, a Libyan general who led a failed CIA-backed rebellion against Muammar Gaddafi in the 80s.

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  • Castro and the Cold Cream

    Hear the remarkable tale of how the CIA tried to kill Fidel Castro by turning his 19-year-old lover into an assassin, as another covert op is declassified.

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  • Operation Celestial Balance

    Following the bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi in 1998, hear how the CIA tracked down the suspected Al-Qaeda fighters responsible for the attack.

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  • The Hunt for Che Guevara

    Che Guevara was a revolutionary hero to some, but public enemy number one in the US. Find out how top CIA agent Felix Rodriguez captured the guerilla leader.

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  • The Hunt for the Bombers

    The revealing series on espionage looks at the hunt for the Al-Qaeda mastermind responsible for the attack on the USS Cole in 2000, in which 17 sailors died.

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  • The Deadly Phantom Coup

    The CIA staged a coup d'etat in Guatemala in 1954, tricking the country into believing a huge invasion was taking place. Hear more about this audacious plot.

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  • The Beirut Bomb

    In 1985, CIA director William Casey allegedly ordered the killing of a Lebanese cleric who he thought was the head of Hezbollah. Learn the truth about this operation.

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  • The Fortress of War

    Hear the astonishing true story of how two CIA operatives teamed up with Special Ops to quell a Taliban uprising in Afghanistan, despite being outnumbered 100-1.

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