Although this is a mainstream and at times, a somewhat sensational depiction of CIA history, the film contains some extremely interesting information and insights regarding the US Central Intelligence Agency’s covert program targeting members of the general public which employed the use of Class A and hallucinogenic narcotics in order to develop an array applied behavior science applications to be used in the manipulation of people and the extraction of information under duress. The film also introduces the prospect of RFK assassin, Sirhan Sirhan as a “Manchurian candidate.” These classified drug-based programs were developed during the height of the Cold War, and who knows how many other similar programs there were, and which one are still running today.

Production: National Geographic TV (2008)
Run time: 50 min