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Finding New Homes for Cleared Guantánamo Prisoners

• Future of Freedom Foundation
The government was afraid of releasing the Yemenis (even though they had been cleared for release) because Guantánamo itself might have radicalized [them], exposing [them] to militants and embittering [them] against the United States,” and I should also have added, as former military defense attorney Maj. David Frakt pointed out to me in an email, that the men’s release is also dependent on the whims of Congress, where lawmakers “passed a law this summer that requires the administration to give Congress 15 days notice before releasing anyone from Guantánamo.” 

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