7,539. 3/15/2010

“In March 2010, it was revealed that under an innocuous sounding ‘information-gathering program’ the DOD [Department of Defense] set up a ‘network of private contractors in Afghanistan and Pakistan to help track and kill suspected militants.’ The DOD official, Michael D. Furlong, hired contractors from private security companies that employed former CIA and Special Forces operatives.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – M. Cherif Bassiouni, The Institutionalization of Torture by the Bush Administration, Page 211

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