May 2nd, 2013

Fareed Zakaria to Go ‘Beyond the Manhunts’ in New Counterterrorism Special – Monday, May 27

Follows HBO’s ‘Manhunt’ debut on CNN

CIA, NSA, and FBI insiders give insights into America’s secret wars on terrorists in the U.S. and abroad

As questions continue to emerge about the quality of U.S. counterterrorism intelligence in the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, CNN’s and TIME’s Fareed Zakaria takes an in-depth look at America’s people and intelligence apparatus at the front lines of protecting the homeland.  The one-hour Beyond the Manhunts: How to Stop Terror – A Fareed Zakaria Special will air Monday, May 27 at 11:00pm, 2:00am, and 5:00am on CNN/U.S.  All times Eastern.

Beyond the Manhunts will follow the CNN/U.S. broadcast premiere of Manhunt, the HBO Documentary featuring the riveting tales from the actual CIA insiders who led the search for Osama bin Laden.  Manhunt is based upon the best-selling book by CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen, Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad (2012).  HBO’s two-hour documentary Manhunt will air on CNN on Monday, May 27 at 9:00pm and midnight.  All times Eastern.

Beyond the Manhunts explores current domestic and international terror threats to the homeland, the use of drones and enhanced interrogation in intelligence collection, and the role of women agents in counterintelligence.  Zakaria also discusses insights into the hunt for bin Laden, and gathers broad perspectives on how U.S.  intelligence agencies have slowly evolved to take on some activities associated with the U.S. Military.

Author and national security analyst Peter Bergen, former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden, Pulitzer Prize-winning national security journalist Mark Mazzetti, former CIA director and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, former FBI agent Ali Soufan, and former CIA officers Nada Bakos, Robert Grenier, and Cindy Storer discuss how America’s clandestine operations detect the dangers and try to stop them – and what does and doesn’t seem to be working.