Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Torture Program

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Macmillan, Oct 17, 2006 - Political Science - 372 pages
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      For the first time, Stephen 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.      Using contacts deep inside the U.S. Government, Grey 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. Grey takes an unflinching look at a horrendous practice that scorns Geneva Convention rules and is powered by corruption at the highest levels of governments worldwide.      Through his unprecedented access to CIA flight records and dozens of sources at the senior levels of the current administration, Grey has produced a story of flight plans, extreme torture, and the clash of religions and governmental posturing that goes on today. Ghost Plane tells the stories of individuals abducted at airports around the world and transported for interrogation and torture on a fleet of leased planes manned by CIA operatives.      Grey paints a disburing ethical picture of the war on terror and lays the responsibility for abduction and torutre at the doorstep of Washington, D.C.
 

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Nothing to be Proud Of; But Required Reading An important book in the quest to better understand the war on terror and the actions taken. In this writing, the actions taken are not consistent with ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue Inside the Palestine Branch Syria
1
Introduction Not for the Squeamish
9
PART ONE DESTINATION TORTURE
23
PART TWO AIR AMERICA
103
PART THREE BACKLASH
153
Conclusion Winning the War
248
Epilogue
263
Appendixes
269
Acknowledgments
309
Notes
313
Index
365
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Stephen Grey is an award-winning investigative journalist who has contributed to The New York Times, 60 Minutes, CNN,  Newsweek, The Atlantic Monthly, the BBC, and many international newspapers.

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