Study guide for FMG video #114694: “Secrets, Politics and Torture” After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City, members of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were very worried about a second attack. In meetings with officers from the Counterterrorism Center, the name Abu Zubaydah kept coming up as someone who was a key figure in Al-Queda . After his March 2002 capture, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operatives took Abu Zubaydah to a black site in Thailand (where?) to interrogate him. The “black sites” used to detain and torture “high-value targets” came about because the CIA had no prisons, and the military did not want to hold these high-value prisoners. They needed a place to hold them, and fast, so they created the “black sites”
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- Spring '08