Released Guantánamo Detainees of the Departnment of Defense: Propaganda by the Numbers?
19 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2012 Last revised: 7 Sep 2012
Date Written: February 10, 2012
Time and time again, the Department of Defense, the Executive Branch, and other government officials have claimed publicly that Guantánamo Bay detainees who have been released have “returned to the battlefield” where they have then been re-captured or killed. On January 13, 2009, during a press conference the Department of Defense provided its 43rd attempt to report on the number of detainees released from Guantanamo who returned to the battlefield. This latest report alleges that 61 detainees have returned to the battlefield. This report seeks to examine the last numbers.
Keywords: Department of Defense, the Executive Branch, government officials,Guantánamo Bay,61 detainees
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