OVERRIDE

Ghost Plane

The True Story of the CIA Torture Program

Stephen Grey

St. Martin's Press

      For the first time, Stephen Grey tells the inside story of international prisons sanctioned by the U.S. Government and used by the CIA to hold and torture people suspected of terrorism.
      Using contacts deep inside the U.S. Government, Grey reveals how deeply the Bush administration is involved in the program and questions the truth of statements made by Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. He also shines a spotlight on the heads of European nations who turned a blind eye to the program when it showed up in their back yards. Grey takes an unflinching look at a horrendous practice that scorns Geneva Convention rules and is powered by corruption at the highest levels of governments worldwide.
      Through his unprecedented access to CIA flight records and dozens of sources at the senior levels of the current administration, Grey has produced a story of flight plans, extreme torture, and the clash of religions and governmental posturing that goes on today. Ghost Plane tells the stories of individuals abducted at airports around the world and transported for interrogation and torture on a fleet of leased planes manned by CIA operatives.
      Grey paints a disburing ethical picture of the war on terror and lays the responsibility for abduction and torutre at the doorstep of Washington, D.C.

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Ghost Plane
PART ONEDESTINATION TORTURE1THE MEN IN BLACKFLIGHTLOGRegistration: N379P Type: Gulfstream VOperator: Premier Executive Transport, MassachusettsDate 17 December 2001 Flight plan:Johnston County, North Carolina (dep. 7:13 P.M.)--Dulles, Washington, DCDulles, Washington, DC (dep. 9:15 P.M.)--Cairo, Egypt (arr. 3:19 P.M.) 18 December Cairo, Egypt (dep. 4:43 P.M.)--Stockholm, Sweden (arr. 8:43 P.M.) Stockholm, Sweden (dep. 9:48 P.M.)--Cairo, Egypt (arr. 3:30 P.M.)STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, BROMMA AIRPORT, DECEMBER 18, 2001, 8:20 P.M.--It was a dark and chilly night when the two cars pulled up
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REVIEWS

Praise for Ghost Plane

"Powerful and damning...[Grey] is a prodigious digger and more than a single-minded muckraker. His attention to detail can be chilling."--The Washington Post
 
"An explosive new book provides a rare glimpse into the full extent of the Agency's controversial terror renditions -- and the curious coalition of
partners who helped the US pull them off."--Time Magazine online
 
"An impressively detailed investigation that includes original reporting, publicdocuments and a remarkable number of on-the-record interviews."--Los Angeles Times
 
"It's not often an author gets an unsolicited pre-publication stamp of legitimacy from the U.S. president, much less one who reports on human-rights issues...disturbing in the depth and detail of its evidence…" --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED Review
 
 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Stephen Grey

  • Stephen Grey is an award-winning investigative journalist who has contributed to The New York Times, 60 Minutes, CNN, Newsweek, The Atlantic Monthly, the BBC, and many international newspapers.
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Ghost Plane

The True Story of the CIA Torture Program

Stephen Grey

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