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Guantánamo Periodic Review Guide

This Miami Herald guide, current as of June 24, 2016, breaks down the status of the the last 79 Guantánamo detainees, starting with those who have been entitled to Periodic Review Board hearings. President Barack Obama ordered the hearings in 2011. Half of those who were entitled to a hearing and decision haven’t gotten there yet. Further down this chart we show prisoners who are gone, both with and without board review.

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Prison commander at press conference: ‘All visits are distractions’

On May 24, 2016, the 16th commander of Guantánamo detention operations held a 53-minute press conference, his fifth engagement with different members of the media since taking charge Nov. 4 and curtailing media access to the Detention Center considerably. Rear Admiral Peter Clarke never once uttered his full Task Force motto —“Safe, humane, legal, transparent detention” — and defended the need to keep a 1,950-strong staff that balloons to 2,200 troops and civilians even as the detention center is downsizing. Here are some excerpts:

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Carol Rosenberg reports on Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the place, policy, people, war court.


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