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by Art Jahnke

CIA Runs Network of Charter Airlines

May 31, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

The New York Times reports on a secret network of small and ostensibly private air transport companies employed by the Central Intelligence Agency to fly agents and to transport terror suspects to all aparts of the the world.  According to the report, an analysis of thousands of flight records, aircraft registrations and corporate documents, as well as interviews with former C.I.A. officers and pilots, show that the agency owns at least 26 planes, 10 of them purchased since 2001. The Times reports that the agency has concealed its ownership behind a web of seven shell corporations that appear to have no employees and no function apart from owning the aircraft. Read more.