CIA Contractors will be a Focus of Interrogation Investigation
Long-dormant cases involving contractors’ role in CIA interrogations will gain new scrutiny by the federal prosecutor named this week to review agency tactics.
By Josh Meyer
August 27, 2009
The Justice Department prosecutor appointed this week to examine the CIA’s interrogation program will revisit long-dormant abuse cases involving the agency’s civilian contractors, bringing new attention to a little-known but controversial element of the Bush administration’s war on terrorism.
Civilian contractors used by the CIA at secret overseas facilities were accused of detainee abuses and deaths in a series of cases in the years following the U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, but only one was ever prosecuted. …