The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) on Monday released its latest biannual report on Guantanamo recidivists — detainees who the intelligence community says are confirmed or suspected of re-engaging in terrorist activity after being released from the detention facility.
The new report says that as of January 15, 2016 the number of Guantanamo detainees released by the Obama administration suspected of re-engaging has doubled from six to 12 since the last recidivism report was released six months ago. A footnote to the report says, however, that the Defense Intelligence Agency “assesses five additional detainees are suspected of re-engagement.” The report goes on to say the number of detainees who have been confirmed of re-engaging has increased by one and now stands at seven of 144 detainees released during Obama’s tenure; and the number of detainees suspected of and confirmed of re-engagement who were killed has increased by three. The report also says one former detainee transferred under the Bush administration was newly suspected of re-engagement.
The overall number of detainees released by the Obama administration who are confirmed to be recidivists remains below 5 percent.
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