The Central Intelligence Agency is ending one of its most controversial counter-terrorism programs. The agency announced that it will close its secret overseas detention centers — prisons set up for the sometimes brutal interrogation of terrorism suspects.
The prisons, known as “black sites,” were said to be in a variety of countries, including Afghanistan, Thailand, Poland and Romania, among others. Only a few detainees have been kept in them in recent years. Most were sent to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which will also be closed.
Joanne Mariner, the director of the terrorism and counter-terrorism program of Human Rights Watch, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss how U.S. counter-terrorism efforts will change under President Obama and how terror suspects will be handled in the future.