THE SECRET GULAGS: US shuffles 'ghost prisoners' around Arab states for interrogation

Blanche, Ed
July 2004
Middle East;Jul2004, Issue 347, p20
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been discreetly employing it for several years, but the system has taken on a greater importance since September 11, 2001 and the war against terrorism. In one of the few occasions when the agency has provided any details of these clandestine operations, outgoing CIA Director George Tenet observed during recent testimony before the 9/11 commission in Washington that rendition was one of the key tools employed against the terrorist threat, and that the rendition partners and foreign intelligence services of the U.S. were essential if the CIA was to be effective in the war against Muslim leader Osama bin Laden and his followers.


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