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torture taxi

torture taxi  n.— «Trevor Paglen is a doctoral candidate at University of California, Berkeley and the author of the book about the so-called torture taxis, or what the CIA calls rendition planes.» —“Exclusive: ‘Torture Taxis’ Make...

off the range

off the range  adj.— «Avner makes the tough decision to leave behind his pregnant wife, relinquish his identity and go completely underground—“off the range,” in CIA parlance.» —“Best of 2005: Movies—Munich” by Brent...

burn notice

burn notice  n.— «Despite these qualms at lower levels, no written warning—or “burn notice,” in CIA parlance—about Curveball ever was issued, and administration officials repeatedly used his bogus claim that Iraq had mobile...

POI

POI  n.— «George Stephanopolous just mentioned the third type of Iraqi that lends support to the insurgency, and he quoted a CIA official, who coined them POIs: pissed-off Iraqis.» —“Polls Closed in Iraq. Polls! In Iraq...

muj

muj  n.— «A parade of well-tailored “Gucci muj,” as the CIA Near East officers derisively called them, began to fly in from Pakistan and march from office to office in Washington.» —by Steve Coll Ghost Wars Feb...

OGA

OGA  n.— «Prisoners were identified to military police by names such as “OGA 1” and “OGA 2.” The acronym, used by Defense officials to describe the CIA, stands for “other government agency.”» —“CIA...