The use of secret U.S. prison facilities abroad, first reported by Dana Priest in the Washington Post in November 2005, has since been confirmed by President Bush and has become the focus of controversy in the U.S. and elsewhere.
A new report (pdf) from the Congressional Research Service synthesizes what is now publicly known about the secret prisons and discusses some of the relevant legal concerns they raise. (“It is based on available open-source documentation, as cited, and not on any independent CRS investigation.”)
A copy of the new report was obtained by Secrecy News.
See “Undisclosed U.S. Detention Sites Overseas: Background and Legal Issues,” September 12, 2006.
Some miscellaneous other new products from CRS include the following (all pdf).
“Israeli-Arab Negotiations: Background, Conflicts, and U.S. Policy,” updated September 1, 2006.
“Israel: Background and Relations with the United States,” updated August 31, 2006.
“Saudi Arabia: Current Issues and U.S. Relations,” August 2, 2006.
“Sri Lanka: Background and U.S. Relations,” updated August 1, 2006.
“Navy Ship Propulsion Technologies: Options for Reducing Oil Use — Background for Congress,” updated July 26, 2006.
“Unmanned Vehicles for U.S. Naval Forces: Background and Issues for Congress,” updated July 26, 2006.
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