Riz Khan

Jesse Ventura: Clandestine US missions

Has the US secretly started wars and assassinated leaders?

We talk to Jesse Ventura, the former governor of the US state of Minnesota, about his controversial new book, 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read.

In the book, Ventura has published dozens of previously classified US government papers that seem to suggest Washington may have secretly provoked the Vietnam War, lied to the American people about the actual threat of terrorism and experimented on its own soldiers.


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Ventura says those are just a few of the clandestine activities involving the US government over the years.

But what can US citizens do to make their government more accountable?

This episode aired on Thursday, April 7, 2011.