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U.S. Acknowledges Existence of Secret CIA Prisons

President Bush has announced that more than a dozen high-value terrorism suspects have been transferred to the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The president says the men had been held and interrogated at secret CIA prisons around the world.

It's the first time the Bush administration has acknowledged such prisons exist.

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Jackie Northam is NPR's International Affairs Correspondent. She is a veteran journalist who has spent three decades reporting on conflict, geopolitics, and life across the globe - from the mountains of Afghanistan and the desert sands of Saudi Arabia, to the gritty prison camp at Guantanamo Bay and the pristine beauty of the Arctic.