POLITICS

C.I.A. First Planned Jails Abiding By U.S. Standards - NYTimes.com

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 18:  The seal of the Central Intelligence Agency is displayed in the foyer of the original headquar
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 18: The seal of the Central Intelligence Agency is displayed in the foyer of the original headquarters building in Langley, Virginia, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 18, 2009. CIA Director Leon Panetta said this week he never contemplated resigning over a newly begun Justice Department inquiry into tactics used during interrogations of terrorist suspects. (Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Just six days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, President Bush signed a secret order that gave the Central Intelligence Agency the power to capture and imprison terrorists with Al Qaeda. But the order said nothing about where they should be held or how the agency should go about the business of questioning them.

Read more on The New York Times

CONVERSATIONS