Detainees Transferred Or Freed Despite High Risk



An NPR investigation of secret military documents from the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay details the system used to assess how dangerous the detainees would be if released.

More than 160 of the prisoners released or transferred from the Guantanamo detention camp under Presidents Bush and Obama had previously been judged as “likely to pose a threat to the U.S.” The decision to release or transfer these detainees, despite their former classification as “high risk,” contradicted the Pentagon’s own recommendation that prisoners in this category should remain in detention.

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