The Bush administration came under heavy criticism for what some call the torture of terror suspects in secret prisons through a technique called waterboarding.
But now, with Osama bin Laden confirmed dead, opinions on the controversial interrogation practice may change.
After the announcement of bin Laden's death Sunday, White House officials said they first started receiving intel last August about the al Qaeda leader's whereabouts.
This information led to an assault last week on a compound in Pakistan where bin Laden was killed by U.S. special forces.
There's no immediate indication that any of the tips came as a result of waterboarding. But reports have revealed that 9/11 conspirator Khalid Sheikh Mohammed provided some of the vital information that led to locating bin Laden.
Mohammed was subjected to waterboarding in 2003.
CBN News Terrorism Analyst Erick Stakelbeck gave more insight on the ordeal and whether waterboarding should be considered in the future when dealing with terrorist suspects.
Click play for his report, followed by comments from CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell.