“More than 85 percent of those detained at Guantanamo Bay since 2002 have been transferred to other countries.
According to intelligence reporting, less than 5 percent of Gitmo detainees transferred during the Obama administration have returned to terrorism.
Some lawmakers, however, fear countries that have received Gitmo detainees, like Uruguay and Ghana, aren’t prepared to properly monitor them.”
Pentagon Confirms Guantanamo Transfers Have Killed Americans
A senior Defense Department official told U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that Americans have been killed by detainees who were released from the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Paul Lewis, the Pentagon’s special envoy for closing the facility, declined to provide details, including whether the incidents occurred during the administration of President George W. Bush or President Barack Obama.
“What I can tell you is unfortunately there have been Americans that have died because of detainees,” Lewis told the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
News agencies quoting unnamed officials have reported that the incident involved an Afghan prisoner released while Bush was president. There have also been allegations that a former detainee was involved in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.
Guantanamo and Brussels
The disclosure came during a briefing by Defense and State department officials to lawmakers about how the…
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