The 'American Taliban' and Me

A former CIA analyst digests a new film on the saga of John Walker Lindh


Detainee 001 is the latest in several toture-related films released in recent years, following 2021’s The Mauritanian and 2019’s The Report, both of which took a hard look at CIA interrogation and detention programs. This latest entry, skillfully directed by veteran documentarian Greg Barker and narrated largely by John Wray, a novelist who traveled to …

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