Monday, April 25, 2011

WikiLeaks Guantanamo Files Reveal Faces, Lives of 'Enemy Combatants'

WikiLeaks' latest release of more than 700 secret U.S. government documents unveils previously unknown details on the hundreds of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since the Bush administration opened the military detention facility there nearly a decade ago.

The so-called Detainee Assessment Briefs, written by the Department of Defense between 2002 and early 2009, were released to the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR and the Guardian and published late Sunday.

The thousands of pages of documents reveal why each of 776 detainees was apprehended, what intelligence they might have been able to provide and why each should remain in custody or be turned free. Many include photos of the men seen publicly for the first time.


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