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Author Scott-Clark, Cathy, 1965- author.

Title The forever prisoner : the full and searing account of the CIA's most controversial covert program / Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy.

Publication Info. New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    364.675 SCO    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Description viii, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-441) and index.
Contents Mai pen rai -- I am the head motherfucker-in-charge -- Hani 1 -- Disgrace in their face -- The hell with Chris de Burgh -- Oh my god, I can be horrible -- A full-size American refrigerator, only taller -- Controlled death -- Boo boo -- Full-blown, full-tilt, bozo wild person -- Lost in space -- On-the-job training -- Allah will look into their hearts and know -- Zapping the dog for pooping on the rug -- Meow -- Strawberry Fields forever -- A torture ponzi scheme -- A great big terrarium -- Ego and hypocrisy. Nothing else matters -- They are liars, liars, liars! -- Bad guys become good guys and vice versa.
Summary "Six months after 9/11, CIA and FBI agents captured Abu Zubaydah, mistakenly believed to be number three in the Al Qaeda hierarchy. Frantic to thwart a much-feared second attack, the U.S. rendered him to a black site in Thailand. There he collided with Air Force psychologist James Mitchell. Believing that Abu Zubaydah had been trained to resist interrogation, Mitchell and others were authorized to use brutal interrogation techniques that would have violated the Geneva Conventions, international rules and treaties, and U.S. law had not government lawyers rewritten the human rights rulebook. The program metastasized over seven years, encompassing dozens of prisoners and multiple black sites. Ultimately, the U.S. Senate judged it was torture. As a result, numerous prisoners, including Abu Zubaydah, remain in Guantánamo, never charged with any crimes because their trial would reveal the extreme brutality they endured. Based on four years of intensive reporting around the world, on multiple interviews with key protagonists on all sides who speak candidly for the first time, and on thousands of previously classified documents recently released by FOIA requests, The Forever Prisoner is a powerful chronicle of a shocking government initiative that in the end produced zero high-value intelligence, continues to influence U.S. policy to this day, and remains in the headlines twenty years after its inception."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Torture -- United States.
Extraordinary rendition -- United States.
Military interrogation -- United States.
ʻAbd al-Majīd, Zayn al-ʻĀbidīn Muḥammad Ḥusayn.
Political prisoners -- Abuse of -- United States.
Mitchell, James E. (Psychologist)
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Intelligence service -- Methodology.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
Added Author Levy, Adrian, 1965- author.
ISBN 9780802158925 (hardcover)
0802158927 (hardcover)

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