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Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA's…

Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA's Rendition Flights

by Trevor Paglen, A. C. Thompson

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Torture Taxi provides a brief look at the CIA's rendition program, put in place after 9/11. As with programs of this type, it became a dumping ground for those with grudges and looking for reward money. What was most interesting was that the program was outed by people who watch airplanes for a hobby and follow their movements around the globe. ( )
  LamSon | Dec 25, 2011 |
A good, short book on the origins of the rendition flights. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking to understand the contraversary and where it all started. ( )
1 vote linton | Jul 29, 2007 |
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In this first book to systematically investigate extraordinary rendition, an award-winning investigative journalist and a "military geographer" explore the CIA program in a series of journeys that takes them around the world. They travel to suburban Massachusetts to profile a CIA front company that supplies the agency with airplanes; to Smithfield, North Carolina, to meet pilots who fly CIA aircraft; to the San Francisco suburbs to study with a "planespotter" who tracks the CIA's movements; and to Afghanistan, where the authors visit the notorious "Salt Pit" prison and meet released Afghan detainees.… (more)

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