Tag: CIA
ECHR: Poland grilled on CIA black site allegations
During a speech on September 6, 2006, then US President George W. Bush addressed the nation and the families of those killed in the 9/11 terror attacks. He revealed that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was in fact running a secret counter-terrorism program without going into much details about it, and declared the program closed. Bush also assured the American people that torture was not used against those suspected of terrorism captured through the CIA program. He rather described the methods used to extract intel as an “alternative set of procedures”.
Elucidating the CIA’s post-9/11 justice program
More than a decade has passed since that sunny fall morning when four hijacked passenger planes brought the US to its knees. The coordinated attacks of September 11, 2001 killed nearly 3,000 people, obliterated New York’s Twin Towers, caused the partial collapse of the Pentagon, and unrecognizably altered the face of US national security. The attacks compelled security agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to improvise tools with which to confront a threat unprecedented in the annals of war: worldwide, stateless, ideology-driven terrorism.