Background Briefing


CIA U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
FBI U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
9-11 Commission Report Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States (2004).
FBI “Most Wanted Terrorists” List List maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of suspected terrorists sought by the U.S. government.
LIFG Libyan Islamic Fighting Group
“Rewards for Justice Program” Program administered by the U.S. Department of State in which the Secretary of State may offer multi-million dollar rewards for information that prevents, frustrates, or favorably resolves acts of international terrorism against U.S. interests worldwide or leads to the arrest or conviction in any country of an individual for the commission of such an act.
“secret U.S. detention facility” Facility operated by the U.S. government and used to detain individuals without acknowledgement, charge, or notice.
“U.S. Secret Detention Program”

The system of secret apprehension, transfer, and detention of terrorism suspects employed by the U.S. government in the “War on Terror.”  The system was acknowledged by President George W. Bush on September 6, 2006.