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.