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16. Afghanistan, 2005
Overhead imagery of a CIA Field Station north of Kabul, Afghanistan helped illustrate and draw international attention to a secret CIA program known as "extraordinary rendition." In this program, battlefield combatants were interrogated and later transported to countries where interrogation methods were harsher than those permitted under U.S. law. This CIA station was located only after the general description of the facility's location was "leaked" by a knowledgeable insider in the U.S. intelligence community.

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