March 2005: But as much as I disdain anonymice, I acknowledge that unnamed sources can be used judiciously. One of my favorite reporters, Dana Priest of the Washington Post, tapped an indeterminate number of the wee beasties this week to produce her excellent story about the handling of detainees by the CIA in Afghanistan ("CIA Avoids Scrutiny of Detainee Treatment," March 3).http://slate.msn.com/id/2114377
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Washington Post Source Dec 20, 2010 Possible/Unclear Mary O. McCarthy Person May 15, 2006
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Dec 20, 2010 Monitoring America (Top Secret America)
QUOTE: Nine years after the terrorist attacks of 2001, the United States is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect information about Americans, using the FBI, local police, state homeland security offices and military criminal investigators. The system, by far the largest and most technologically sophisticated in the nation's history, collects, stores and analyzes information about thousands of U.S. citizens and residents, many of whom have not been accused of any wrongdoing.
Washington Post May 14, 2008 Some Detainees Are Drugged For Deportation: Immigrants Sedated Without Medical Reason ("Careless Detention" part 4 of 4)
QUOTE: The U.S. government has injected hundreds of foreigners it has deported with dangerous psychotropic drugs against their will to keep them sedated during the trip back to their home country, according to medical records, internal documents and interviews with people who have been drugged.
Washington Post May 13, 2008 Suicides Point to Gaps in Treatment: Errors in Psychiatric Diagnoses and Drugs Plague Strained Immigration System ("Careless Detention" part 3 of 4)
QUOTE: While tens of thousands of detainees inside immigration detention centers endure substandard medical care, people with mental illness are relegated to the darkest and most neglected corners of the system, according to interviews and thousands of internal documents, including e-mails, memos, autopsy reports and other medical records, obtained by The Washington Post.
Washington Post May 11, 2008 System of Neglect (Careless Detention): As Tighter Immigration Policies Strain Federal Agencies, The Detainees in Their Care Often Pay a Heavy Cost
QUOTE: Federal officials who oversee immigration detention said last week that they are "committed to ensuring the safety and well-being" of everyone in their custody. Some 83 detainees have died in, or soon after, custody during the past five years. The deaths are the loudest alarms about a system teetering on collapse.
Washington Post Jun 18, 2007 Little Relief on Ward 53: At Walter Reed, Care for Soldiers Struggling With War's Mental Trauma Is Undermined by Doctor Shortages and Unfocused Methods
QUOTE: For amputees, the nation's top Army hospital offers state-of-the-art prosthetics and physical rehab programs... [but] Nothing so gleaming exists for soldiers with diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder...
Washington Post Mar 05, 2007 'It Is Just Not Walter Reed': Soldiers Share Troubling Stories Of Military Health Care Across U.S.
QUOTE: Across the country, some military quarters for wounded outpatients are in bad shape, according to interviews, Government Accountability Office reports and transcripts of congressional testimony. The mold, mice and rot of Walter Reed's Building 18 compose a familiar scenario for many soldiers back from Iraq or Afghanistan who were shipped to their home posts for treatment.
Washington Post Feb 18, 2007 Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration At Army's Top Medical Facility
QUOTE: Behind the door of Army Spec. Jeremy Duncan's room, part of the wall is torn and hangs in the air, weighted down with black mold. When the wounded combat engineer stands in his shower and looks up, he can see the bathtub on the floor above through a rotted hole. The entire building, constructed between the world wars, often smells like greasy carry-out. Signs of neglect are everywhere: mouse droppings, belly-up cockroaches, stained carpets, cheap mattresses
Washington Post May 14, 2006 Fired Officer Believed CIA Lied to Congress: Friends Say McCarthy Learned of Denials About Detainees' Treatment
QUOTE: ...another CIA officer -- the agency's deputy inspector general...was startled to hear what she considered an outright falsehood...during the discussion of legislation that would constrain the CIA's interrogations. That CIA officer was Mary O. McCarthy, 61, who was fired on April 20 for allegedly sharing classified information with journalists...
Washington Post May 13, 2006 Secrecy Privilege Invoked in Fighting Ex-Detainee's Lawsuit
QUOTE: For at least the fifth time in the past year, the Justice Department yesterday invoked the once rarely cited state secrets privilege to argue that a lawsuit alleging government wrongdoing should be dismissed without an airing
Washington Post Dec 30, 2005 Covert CIA Program Withstands New Furor: Anti-Terror Effort Continues to Grow
QUOTE: GST includes programs allowing the CIA to capture al Qaeda suspects with help from foreign intelligence services, to maintain secret prisons abroad, to use interrogation techniques that some lawyers say violate international treaties, and to maintain a fleet of aircraft to move detainees around the globe....The administration's decisions to rely on a small circle of lawyers for legal interpretations that justify the CIA's covert programs and not to consult widely with Congress on them have also helped insulate the efforts from the growing furor...
Washington Post Dec 04, 2005 Wrongful Imprisonment: Anatomy of a CIA Mistake:German Citizen Released After Months in 'Rendition'
QUOTE: Coats informed the German minister that the CIA had wrongfully imprisoned one of its citizens...There was also a request: that the German government not disclose what it had been told...The case also shows how complicated it can be to correct errors in a system built and operated in secret.
Washington Post Nov 07, 2005 Cheney Fights for Detainee Policy: As Pressure Mounts to Limit Handling Of Terror Suspects, He Holds Hard Line
QUOTE: Cheney's camp says the United States does not torture captives, but believes the president needs nearly unfettered power to deal with terrorists to protect Americans. To preserve the president's flexibility, any measure that might impose constraints should be resisted.
Washington Post Nov 03, 2005 Policies on Terrorism Suspects Come Under Fire: Democrats Say CIA's Covert Prisons Hurt U.S. Image; U.N. Official on Torture to Conduct Inquiry
QUOTE: The Bush administration's policies for holding and detaining suspected terrorists came under sharp scrutiny...after disclosure that the CIA had set up covert prisons in several Eastern European democracies and other countries.
Washington Post Nov 02, 2005 CIA Holds Terror Suspects in Secret Prisons: Debate Is Growing Within Agency About Legality and Morality of Overseas System Set Up After 9/11
QUOTE: ...the CIA has not even acknowledged the existence of its [secret detention] sites. To do so, say officials familiar with the program, could open the U.S. government to legal challenges, particularly in foreign courts, and increase the risk of political condemnation at home and abroad.
Washington Post Apr 28, 2005 Panel Questions Patriot Act Uses
QUOTE: ...the public is not comfortable with roving wiretaps, delayed notification searches and new authorities to obtain the library, credit card and health records of individuals who are not the subject of a criminal investigation but who might be of intelligence value in terrorism probes.
Washington Post Apr 22, 2005 Senate Urged to Probe CIA Practices: Intelligence Panel Should Examine Use of Rendition, Rockefeller Says
QUOTE: Taking to the Senate floor, the vice chairman of the intelligence committee [Sen. John D. Rockefeller--Ed.] chastised his colleagues yesterday for what he said was their failure to adequately monitor and evaluate the legality and effectiveness of the CIA's detention and interrogation practices.
Washington Post Mar 18, 2005 CIA, White House Defend Detainee Transfers
QUOTE: The CIA and the White House yesterday defended the practice of secretly transferring suspected terrorists to other countries, including some with poor human rights records, and reiterated that proper safeguards exist to ensure detainees are not tortured.
Washington Post Mar 04, 2005 Anonymice I Like: Well, anonymice worth tolerating.
QUOTE: Unchecked, anonymous sourcing allows officials to move government spin into the public domain without any personal accountability.
Slate Mar 03, 2005 CIA Avoids Scrutiny of Detainee Treatment: Afghan's Death Took Two Years to Come to Light; Agency Says Abuse Claims Are Probed Fully
QUOTE: The Afghan guards -- paid by the CIA and working under CIA supervision in an abandoned warehouse code-named the Salt Pit -- dragged their captive around on the concrete floor, bruising and scraping his skin, before putting him in his cell, two of the officials said....By morning, the Afghan man had frozen to death.
Washington Post Feb 24, 2005 Pentagon Seeking Leeway Overseas: Operations Could Bypass Envoys
QUOTE: The Pentagon is promoting a global counterterrorism plan that would allow Special Operations forces to enter a foreign country to conduct military operations without explicit concurrence from the U.S. ambassador there...
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