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Obama Releases More Gitmo Detainees Despite an Estimated 30% Returning to Terrorism

Frank Camp, One of President Obama’s principle campaign promises in 2008 was the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba. Unsurprisingly, he wasn’t able to fulfill his promise due to extreme resistance from congressional lawmakers, as well as logistical problems regarding locations to which former prisoners could be transferred. Despite the issues that

Former Guantanamo prisoner vanishes in South America, prompting search

A former Guantanamo Bay prison living in Uruguay has vanished under mysterious circumstances, The Washington Post reports. Law enforcement is now searching for the former detainee, Jihad Ahmed Mustafa Dhiab, a Syrian national, the paper reported Friday, citing a U.S. official. “We are coordinating with officials in Brazil and Uruguay to determine his whereabouts,” the

Hagel to make decisions on Guantanamo detainees ‘fairly soon’

 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday he will make decisions fairly soon about detainees at Guantanamo Bay detention center who Uruguay has offered to accept. U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration wants to close the center in Cuba used to imprison people captured after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and has