Pentagon official: Report shows more freed detainees returning to terrorism
“More detainees released from the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay are returning to terrorist activity, a new classified Pentagon report is expected to say.
The report by the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency has not been released publicly, but a senior Pentagon official said it will show more former detainees returning to terrorist activity after being released to their home countries.
Geoff Morrell, press secretary for Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, told reporters at a Pentagon briefing Wednesday that the number has gone up since last year and added, ‘I don’t think that trend has reversed itself.’
But Morrell would not go into detail about how much of an increase has been seen, because the report is classified.”