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Ghost plane : the true story of the CIA torture program

Author: Stephen Grey
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Investigative journalist Grey tells the inside story of international prisons sanctioned by the U.S. Government and used by the CIA to hold and torture people suspected of terrorism. He takes an unflinching look at a practice that scorns Geneva Convention rules and is powered by corruption at the highest levels of governments worldwide-- individuals abducted at airports around the world and transported for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grey, Stephen, 1968-
Ghost plane.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607824364
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Grey
ISBN: 0312360231 9780312360238
OCLC Number: 70335397
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-364) and index.
Description: xii, 372 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. One: Destination torture. 1. The men in black --
2. The fog of war: the "confessions' of a dirty bomber from England --
3. Maher Arar --
4. Mistaken identitty: a German citizen's journey to an Afghan hell --
Pt. Two: Air America. 5. Covert action: unmasking the new Air America --
6. Covert action: the secret war against Al Qaeda --
Pt. Three: Backlash. 7. The ice man --
8. The special relationship: our man in Tashkent --
9. The Italian job --
10. The torture lie: rendition and the law --
11. The realpolitik of torture.
Responsibility: Stephen Grey.
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Investigative journalist Grey tells the inside story of international prisons sanctioned by the U.S. Government and used by the CIA to hold and torture people suspected of terrorism. He takes an unflinching look at a practice that scorns Geneva Convention rules and is powered by corruption at the highest levels of governments worldwide-- individuals abducted at airports around the world and transported for interrogation and torture on planes manned by CIA operatives. Using contacts deep inside the government, Grey paints a disturbing ethical picture of the war on terror as he reveals how deeply the Bush administration is involved in the program and questions the truth of statements made by Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. He also shines a spotlight on the heads of European nations who turned a blind eye to the program when it showed up in their back yards.--From publisher description.

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