Friday, April 10, 2009

CIA to Close Secret Prisons

On Thursday, Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta stated that the CIA would decommission secret overseas prisons where it had used harsh interrogation tactics on Al Quaeda prisoners. Read the New York Times article about the statement or take a look at Panetta's actual statement on the CIA's website.

The Times article mentions that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence had begun an investigation of the CIA's detention and interrogation program. You can find the press release about this review on the committee's website. On the website you can also find a full report of the committee's activities from January 4, 2007, to January 2, 2009.

For additional resources, see our guides to Intelligence and Terrorism.

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