The Defense Department announced the transfer of 15 detainees to Afghanistan and Sudan on Dec. 12, 2007 -- a mission that dropped the prison camps census to what the Pentagon said was "approximately 290" at the remote Navy base in southeast Cuba. The reduction marked a milestone. By the time this photo was taken on March 15, 2002 of the crude, now closed, open-air prison camp called X-Ray the detention center population had already topped 300.
The Defense Department announced the transfer of 15 detainees to Afghanistan and Sudan on Dec. 12, 2007 -- a mission that dropped the prison camps census to what the Pentagon said was "approximately 290" at the remote Navy base in southeast Cuba. The reduction marked a milestone. By the time this photo was taken on March 15, 2002 of the crude, now closed, open-air prison camp called X-Ray the detention center population had already topped 300. ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Defense Department announced the transfer of 15 detainees to Afghanistan and Sudan on Dec. 12, 2007 -- a mission that dropped the prison camps census to what the Pentagon said was "approximately 290" at the remote Navy base in southeast Cuba. The reduction marked a milestone. By the time this photo was taken on March 15, 2002 of the crude, now closed, open-air prison camp called X-Ray the detention center population had already topped 300. ASSOCIATED PRESS

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March 25, 2002 03:38 PM

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