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Gitmo Recidivism Rate Soars

A new report by the DNI shows the number of GTMO detainees returning to jihad has doubled in last two years.

4:12 PM, Dec 7, 2010 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
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The DNI’s new assessment notes that the “number of former detainees identified as reengaged in terrorist or insurgent activity will increase.” On average, there is “about 2.5 years between” when a detainee leaves Gitmo and the U.S. Intelligence Community first learns that he has reengaged in terrorist or insurgent activities.     

In other words, it is likely that more detainees who have been transferred since January 2009, and even before, will be added to the DNI’s recidivist list in the future.

Thomas Joscelyn is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

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