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The Story the CIA Doesn’t Want You to Talk About

Snatching people off the streets. Hanging people from the ceiling. A man freezing to death alone on a concrete floor. This is the story of how the United States used its position to cajole, persuade, and strong-arm 54 other countries to take part in the CIA’s post-9/11 campaign of secret detention and torture.

After the September 11 attacks against the United States, the CIA built a highly classified rendition, detention, and interrogation program for suspected terrorists. The program was designed to place the treatment of detainees beyond the reach of U.S. law. Suspected terrorists were seized, secretly flown across national borders to clandestine “black sites,” and, in some cases, subjected to interrogation techniques that included torture.