A new HBO documentary, Kingsman, which premiered in the US this week, sheds new light on the US government’s clandestine operations that include covert action, assassinations and other activities.
The film focuses on McQuamier, who led the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center for more than two decades from 1993 to 1998.
McQuarfers secret life, the documentary says, involved taking part in covert missions that included covert assassinations, torture, kidnapping, and sabotage.
The film also details his relationship with his former boss, director Peter Weir, who was in charge of covert operations.
“Weirdly, McQuamarres life was so successful,” Weir said in a statement.
“Weird to me that a man of his intellect, talent and intelligence could be put in charge for a decade by a president who never seemed to care about him.”
The film also documents McQuars work on the creation of the CIA Counterterrorism Division in 1998.
The unit is a covert outfit that investigates domestic and international threats from various countries.
The CIA was also responsible for the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, the terrorist who killed nearly 3,000 people in the U.S. and around the world in 2011.