The Bureau has constructed a timeline showing all the people in charge of US national defence and intelligence agencies during the years from 2002 to 2007, the period when the CIA’s detention and interrogation programme was operating.
The interactive timeline also includes the changes in leadership and the people at the top of the CIA (formerly Central Intelligence), Defense Intelligence Agency, Secretary of State, National Counterterrorism Center, and the Senate intelligence committee.
US ambassadors to the countries which hosted CIA black sites – Lithuania, Romania, Poland, Afghanistan and Thailand – as well as the leaders of those countries are also listed.
This timeline is intended as an aid for people reading the Senate summary report and stories in this Bureau project.
*This story is part of a joint investigation with The Rendition Project and is being supported by the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
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