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Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia

The American military base on the island of Diego Garcia is one of the most strategically important and secretive U.S. military installations outside the United States. Located near the remote center of the Indian Ocean and accessible only by military transport, the little-known base has been instrumental in American military operations from the Cold War to the war on terror and may house a top-secret CIA prison where terror suspects are interrogated and tortured. But Diego Garcia harbors another dirty secret, one that has been kept from most of the world--until now.

Important places

Diego GarcĂ­a (2)


British Indian Ocean Territory

Other geographical areas

Indian Ocean (132)