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


The Pentagon has called the release "unfortunate" and cautioned that the files did not necessarily provide a complete or current view of the detainees. The Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a fresh review of all detainees in 2009 that provided an assessment for their release, prosecution or indefinite detention. Those findings have not been obtained by WikiLeaks or made public.

"Both the previous and the current administrations have made every effort to act with the utmost care and diligence in transferring detainees from Guantanamo," the Pentagon said in a statement. "The previous administration transferred 537 detainees; to date, the current Administration has transferred 67.

"Both administrations have made the protection of American citizens the top priority and we are concerned that the disclosure of these documents could be damaging to those efforts."

The Obama administration announced earlier this month that it would try Mohammed and four other alleged 9/11 co-conspirators before military commissions at Guantanamo Bay.

That decision, coupled with Congress' legislative effort to block the transfer of any detainees to U.S. soil, has been widely viewed as a sign the detention facility there will likely not be closed any time soon, despite President Obama's pledge to shutter it during his first year in office.

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