“Rendition” refers to extraordinary or irregular renditions unless otherwise specified.
Although the particularities regarding the usage of extraordinary renditions and the legal authority
behind such renditions are not publicly available, various U.S. officials have acknowledged the
practice’s existence. During the Bush Administration, there was controversy over the use of
renditions by the United States, particularly with regard to the alleged transfer of suspected
terrorists to countries known to employ harsh interrogation techniques that may rise to the level
of torture, purportedly with the knowledge or acquiescence of the United States. In January 2009,
President Obama issued an Executive Order creating a special task force to review U.S. transfer
policies, including the practice of rendition, to ensure compliance with applicable legal
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